‘The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.’
National Curriculum 2014
In mathematics, pupils will have the opportunity to:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through frequent practice with increasingly difficult problems over time
- develop their understanding of mathematical concepts to be able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, connecting relationships and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering when seeking solutions.
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Pupils will be able to develop their skills as a mathematician by:
- understanding mathematical concepts
- developing a range of skills and using and applying these in mathematics
- understanding number facts and the number system
- practising skills as a problem solver and developing an ordered approach to solving problems in a wide range of contexts
- being an independent thinker who perseveres when faced with challenges and will have a go!
- learning from their mistakes and seeing these as a positive learning experience
- reasoning and summarising, make sense of their findings.