Tagged: Singapore Maths


King Solomon Academy visit. Mastery-based learning in action

On 13th December 2013 I was fortunate enough to visit King Solomon Academy in Central London. This small school has been cited by the Education Secretary as a contemporary model of excellence and when their first year 11 cohort sit their GCSEs this summer the results will support the claim. How are they doing it? I went on a visit...


Metacognition… thoughts on teaching mathematical problem solving skills

How do you go about teaching problem solving skills? How do you teach pupils the thinking skills necessary to solve mathematical problems in contexts that are unfamiliar to them? These are difficult questions. I’ll declare upfront that I don’t have the answers to them fully. Nonetheless I have been researching and formulating possible approaches. This post shares with you where...