The ‘Do It > Twist It > Solve It’ or ‘Do It > Secure It > Deepen It’ lesson design structure created by Steve Lomax (@MaxTheMaths) supports a teaching for ‘mastery’ – teaching for ‘secure and deep understanding’ – approach.
It has been used in hundreds of schools since 2014 and the lesson design was inspired by a mathematics visit to Shanghai and working with schools in the UK, in particular the outstanding Headteachers Karen Horne (Mansfield Green Academy) and Anthony Mitchell (Glenfall Primary School).
It embraces the core principles of Variation Theory by supporting teachers to design examples and exercises to secure and deepen pupils’ understanding of mathematical ideas by highlighting essential features of a concept through the use of:
‘What it is’ (standard)
‘What it is also’ (non-standard)
‘What it is not’ (non-examples)
‘Apply understanding to solve familiar and unfamiliar problems’
This PDF explains all about the Do It, Twist It, Solve It approach and how you can implement it in your classroom.