Through a rich diet of fluency, reasoning and problem solving on a daily basis children will learn to understand and clarify information; consider what they know that will help them to solve problems; organise information in a way that helps find patterns and solutions; investigate open ended challenges and to communicate and present their findings effectively. Children will expect and welcome challenges which push them to deepen their learning at all levels.

The way we learn is based on:

  • the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods
  • fluency
  • reasoning and problem solving questions
  • a variety of questions that help children to progress to understanding with greater depth
  • where links can be made across units, we will endeavour to do so, in order to create a mathematics curriculum which is not compartmentalised.

Aims for mathematicians

  • An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
  • A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
  • Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
  • The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
  • The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
  • The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
  • The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
  • Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
  • A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
  • A commitment to and passion for the subject.
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