Mathematics

Mathematics

‘The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.’

Paul Halmos

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.