Mastering Basics of Mathematics

Our 'Maths Mastery Courses' help pupils to boost their confidence and improve performance.

Timeless lessons beyond the classroom

Research shows that the mastery of numeracy skills is necessary to advance in maths and essential for success in STEAM subjects. Pupils who are proficient with fundamental mathematical skills do remarkably well academically.

Mastery is not a function of genius or talent; it is a function of exerting effort to learn a particular skill with dedication and focus.

Our Maths Mastery courses helps learners to:

Develop confidence to calculate mentally
Develop problem-solving strategies
Memorise key facts and practise specific skills

The topics below are the building blocks for advanced mathematics.

Check out the objectives we cover in each topic below.

Pupils learn to:

  • Recognise the place value of digits to million and beyond.
  • Compare numbers on a number line.
  • Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Partition numbers.
  • Count forwards and backwards with a given number.
  • Recognise odd and even numbers.

Pupils learn to:

  • Add two and three digit numbers.
  • Subtract two and three digit numbers.
  • Recall times tables and division facts.
  • Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Recognise negative and positive numbers.
  • Calculate with negative and positive numbers.

Pupils learn to:

  • Name 2D shapes.
  • Identify properties of 2D shapes.
  • Name 3D Shapes.
  • Identify properties of 3D shapes.
  • Identify reflective symmetry.
  • Identify rotational symmetry.
  • Use the Venn diagram to categorise shapes.

Pupils learn to:

  • Identify unit and proper fractions.
  • Calculate fraction of a quantity.
  • Simplify fractions.
  • Identify equivalent fractions.
  • Convert improper fractions into mixed numbers.
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominators.
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators.

Pupils learn to:

  • Locate numbers with one decimal place (d.p.) on a number line.
  • Find the difference using a number line.
  • Order decimal numbers.
  • Add and subtract decimal numbers.
  • Round decimal numbers to 1 and 2 d.p.
  • Convert decimals to fractions.
  • Convert fractions to decimals.

Pupils learn to:

  • Calculate percentage of a quantity.
  • Convert fractions to percentages.
  • Convert decimals to percentages.
  • Convert percentage to decimals.
  • Convert percentages to fractions.

Pupils learn to:

  • Read metric length measurements.
  • Convert metric length measurements.
  • Calculate metric length measurements.
  • Read metric mass measurements.
  • Convert metric mass measurements.
  • Calculate metric mass measurements.
  • Read metric capacity measurements.
  • Convert metric capacity measurements.
  • Calculate metric capacity measurements.

Pupils learn to:

  • Tell the time using words in intervals of quarter past, quarter to, half an hour, in multiples of 10, 5 and 1 minute.
  • Tell the time in words, using language such as 'o'clock', 'half past' and 'quarter to'.
  • Find the correct time on an analogue or digital clock. Levels include: subtracting 1 hour, multiples of 5, or 10 minutes or subtracting multiples of a quarter of an hour.
  • Answer word problems using a calendar.

Pupils learn to:

  • Count area and perimeter using squares.
  • Calculate the area and perimeter of quadrilaterals.
  • Calculate the area and perimeter of triangles.
  • Calculate the area and perimeter of compound shapes.
  • Recognise coordinate points in all quadrants.
  • Translate and reflect shapes.

Pre-requisite - Tests for Master Your Numeracy Skills topics.

Our pre-requisite tests assess the foundation skill necessary for successful learning of the topics undertaken by the pupil.

Feel free to contact us if you need any help in choosing the topics to get started.
Pre-requisite test for - Place value and Arithmetic Operations 

This test checks the pupil's ability to:

  • Count numbers at least up to 1000.
  • Add and subtract numbers up to 20.

There are 15 questions in total.
To register for the place value and arithmetic operations courses - the pupil should score at least twelve correct answers.

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