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What is Mastery?

Mastery Learning is an educational philosophy first proposed by Benjamin Bloom in 1968. It involves a student learning a topic to a level of mastery (80 - 90%) before moving on.

Mathematics builds new knowledge on the foundations of learnt knowledge. If students don't gain a solid understanding of a topic before they are moved onto the next, they can falter as they do not have adequate prerequisite knowledge.

This can become a vicious cycle, affecting confidence and performance.

How does Mastering Mathematics work?

The basic system for this website was devised by educator David P. Langford. He used business analysis tools to create a mastery system for his students.

Students work at their own pace until they master a topic. Only then do they move on.

What's involved?

Each topic has a pretest, capacity matrix, instructional video, set of exercises, series of tests and working mathematically tasks. Following is the set up of a typical topic page. Click on the pictures to see an explanation of how to use the system.


PRE TEST

CAPACITY MATRIX

VIDEO

EXERCISES

INTERESTING OR

HELPFUL LINKS

TESTS

WORKING MATHEMATICALLY

TEACHERS AND PARENTS