Ofsted’s definition of differentiation in Mathematics.

‘Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before acceleration through new content.’


Our Vision

The Mathematics teaching at Gossey Lane Academy is geared towards enabling each pupil to develop within their capabilities, not only the mathematics skills and understanding required for later in life, but also an enthusiasm and fascination about Mathematics itself.

We aim to increase pupil confidence in Mathematics so they are able to express themselves and their ideas using the language of maths with assurance. 


The 5 part model.

Promoting INDEPENDENCE and PROGRESS at Gossey Lane Academy

In order to support children moving to mastery we encourage them to work through the 5 part process of learning.

Every child begins at the ‘Representing’ step then works through all the steps towards ‘Solving’.


Problem Solving



Gossey’s Mathematicians use RUCSAC to help them problem solve.

R Read the question. What is the important information?

U Understand the question. What do you have to find out?

C Choose the right operation(s) and method of calculation.

S Solve the problem showing your working out and making sure you follow all the steps.

A – Have you answered the question? What were you meant to find out?

C Check your answer. If possible, use the inverse to check your working out.




We have now been a Mathletics school for several years and the children really enjoy the competitive ‘live’ resource.

Our children can compete online against each other, locally, nationally and even internationally with other school children!

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Mental Arithmetic

1-6 a-day

Like a healthy body needs 5 portions of fruit and vegetables, Gossey staff and children recognise a good mathematician needs a daily dose of mental arithmetic. We always start every lesson with questions to warm up our brains!


Times Table Rockstars

At Gossey Lane Academy we use TT Rockstars to promote our learning of time tables. The  online platform is a carefully sequenced programme for daily times table practice. Each week concentrates on a different table and then includes consolidation weeks for rehearsing the tables that have been previously practised.