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Will mastering maths mastery put England on top of the world?

The maths mastery approach, adapted from the way children are taught in Singapore and Shanghai, is proving popular in primary schools. But has it come too late to stave off a collapse in the subject's popularity among older pupils?

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It is the maths teaching technique credited with taking East Asian countries to the top of global education rankings.

But now there are hopes that maths mastery could have similar success in England’s classrooms. A Tes survey of 1,100 teachers reveals that six out of 10 believe that using the approach raises pupils’ engagement. And half say that they have seen attainment levels rise since they adopted the method.

More than 80 per cent of those surveyed said that they now felt confident in their ability to teach maths after adopting the technique.

Helen Drury, executive director of the ...

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