Our aim is for all children to think mathematically, cater for individual needs and provide children with the necessary and relevant skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge and support through high-quality activities with a focus on fluency, problem solving and reasoning to meet the goal of true understanding and to achieve excellence. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings.
A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete (concrete is the “doing” stage, using concrete objects to model problems), pictorial (pictorial is the “seeing” stage, using representations of the objects to model problems), and abstract (abstract is the “symbolic” stage, where children are able to use abstract symbols), wherever is suitable.
We encourage resilience and acceptance that challenge is often a necessary step in learning as well as an understanding that there is more than one-way route to a solution.
Key features of our Maths Mastery curriculum:
· High expectations for every child
· Greater depth within learning
· Focus on mathematical thinking and language
· Resources to support
· Problem solving is central
· Calculate with confidence– understand why it works