At Myton Park we want our children to experience an engaging, structured mathematics curriculum that is progressive across all phases. We adopt a mastery teaching approach to mathematics using intelligent practice to foster a problem-solving mind-set. Practice is a vital part of learning, but the practice used is intelligent practice that both reinforces pupils’ procedural fluency and develops their conceptual understanding.

  • Conceptual understanding illustrates the essential features by demonstrating different forms of visual materials and instances or highlight the essence of a concept by varying the non-essential features.
  • Procedural fluency is dynamic; where children move between one calculation and the next identifying the key connection, which provides the opportunity to reveal the structure of the mathematics being explored. A carefully designed set of questions that will draw children’s attention to a particular aspect of mathematics.


Procedural fluency and conceptual understanding are developed in tandem with each supporting the development of the other. Small sequenced steps are developed through guided practice, varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Significant time is spent developing deep knowledge of the key ideas that are needed to underpin future learning. The structure and connections within the mathematics are emphasised, so that pupils develop deep learning that can be sustained over time.