Enigma Essence Toolkit
The content on this site highlights the essence of primary and secondary mathematics including relevant assessment material and supporting classroom resources.
This toolkit is designed to help schools capture the essence of maths learning across phases in maths education which will aid transition and progression across phases.
The essence of primary is taken from the DfE ready to progress criteria and guidance.
The essence of KS3 focuses on the core strands of the KS3 programme of study that do not have a significant overlap with KS4.
This toolkit can be useful for:
This document above is part of a collaborative Work Group of Primary and Secondary schools from the Enigma Maths Hub region.
The focus of the Work Group is to support our schools to capture the ‘essence’ of maths learning across phases in education which will aid transition for pupils and students. The teaching, learning and assessment material contained in this site can be used to aid planning for Covid recovery.
With the publication of the DfE guidance which is being used to inform maths learning and teaching in core concepts we chose to use this as a starting point for our collaborative work.
DfE Exams and Assessment Guidance
*Enigma Assessments are a perfect low workload high impact solution to assessing pupil understanding in core concepts and identifying gaps.
Quizzes and Resources
Every strand in the RTP assessment contains:
links to exemplification resources from year 1 to year 6 including PowerPoints created for use in small groups or one to one to support review, practice, and consolidation.
MS form version of the assessment quizzes covering year 2 to 4 and year 4 to year 6 (ideal for transition)
PowerPoint containing pupil friendly versions of the example assessments from year 1 to year 6
PowerPoints containing pupil friendly versions of the example assessments by year group are available in the Primary section.
NPV1 Strand Example
The KS3 section breaks each strand of the KS3 Programme of Study into a sequence of small steps. Each strand is linked to prior learning from year 5 and year 6 and GCSE content. Further exemplification is provided in the NCETM Secondary PD material. Each strand contains a Microsoft form with example assessment questions from the KS3 Mastery Assessment Material and Secondary Mastery PD material from the NCETM.
Core Representations in Primary and Secondary
The core representations in this document expose mathematical structure and help pupils to secure conceptual understanding. A coherent and consistent use of core representations can support transition ad enable pupils to make connections.
In secondary schools the use of core representations exposes the connections between number and algebra.
“symbolise manipulation leads to manipulating the symbols”