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Cambridge Maths Hub is one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England, each locally led by an outstanding school or college.

CAM Academy Trust is proud to be the base for the Cambridge Maths Hub which is promoting excellence in maths teaching across Cambridgeshire including Peterborough, West Suffolk, King's Lynn and West Norfolk. The Hub supports teachers in the continual process of improving educational standards for students in our region from the youngest child in Early Years Foundation Stage to Post-16 education.

Early Career Framework

A group of teachers from the Cambridge Maths Hub have created two documents (one primary, the other secondary) that make connections between the statements in the Early Career Framework and the work of the maths hubs, particularly that related to Teaching for Mastery.  Further information about this, and the documents themselves, can be found on our new Early Career Framework page.

2021-22 Programmes

Mastering Number: A new programme for early primary pupils
This new programme, called "Mastering Number' is aimed at strengthening the understanding of number, and fluency with number facts, among children in the first three years of school.

Lead teacher participants (teachers of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) will receive training and resources equipping them to give their class a daily short ‘number sense’ session as part of scheduled maths teaching. The programme will last for the whole school year.

The information and application form can be found here.

Mastery Readiness

The Mastery Readiness Programme is for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach. Completing the Mastery Readiness Programme usually takes a year. After this, schools are prioritised for a place on the high-profile Teaching for Mastery Programme . As part of this programme, they benefit from two further years of support. Apply here

Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

Each Work Group will be led by one of the Mastery Specialists and involve six or seven primary schools. During the year, they will work closely together to introduce and develop approaches to teaching for mastery. Please click here for more information and to apply.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups 2021/22

Secondary Mastery Specialists will be offering support to schools interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their maths departments. Each specialist who has completed the second year of their support and development programme will work with two departments. We are now looking to recruit schools and their maths departments to participate in this exciting and innovative project as members of these Work Groups. More information about secondary teaching for mastery Work Groups is available on the NCETM website.

Express an interest in a Work Group for 2021-22
You can find information about the Work Groups available in 2021-22 here and can sign up to be kept informed.

The Thinking Maths or CAME lessons are now online and a network has begun to share the materials and to re-engage with colleagues who are familiar with the approach. The CAME lessons, now known as Let’s Think Maths, were very popular in the UK at the end of the 90’s and beginning of the 2000’s and so have a long history of use both here and around the world.

Register here for the Taster session on Thursday, 7th October 4pm-5pm.

This taster session will share some of the research behind the approach, how the activities have developed and matured, why they are still in use today and what they might have to offer schools coming out of a very difficult two years. It is hoped that a group of schools in the Cambridge maths hub area will come together to explore the lessons and impact that CAME can have when used as an enrichment to the mathematical diet of pupils in KS3.

This session will be led by Alan Edmiston.

Covid-19: Home Learning

In response to Covid-19 a working group in the Maths Hub are collating easy-to-use maths resources. These are intended to support teachers, parents and children from yr 1 - yr 12. Many others are collating videos and worksheets. We are focusing on enrichment material that children find engaging and, where possible, can be completed away from the computer. We hope you enjoy using and doing them. There are some lovely family activities. Resources can be found here.
"Thanks so much for the Maths HUB links (and the work that’s gone into putting those together) – it looks brilliant! Also the best organised I think I’ve ever seen in terms of a collection of resources that actually has the information you need to decide which tasks you might be interested in/would fit the purpose without having to click through all the links yourself. So thank you too to whoever was responsible for that aspect! I’ve just forwarded it onto all our staff."
Many thanks to Mark Dawes, Katie Crozier, Beth McGreer, Livia Mitson and Catriona Shearer for compiling them.