Bankfields

Primary School

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Mathematics

Mathematics is the development of logical thinking and the ability to make sense of the world. From the earliest stage, children should be provided with a variety of experiences through which they can develop Mathematical skills and concepts. It is a tool for everyday life, and a means of communicating information and solving problems. It is recognised that Mathematics is also studied for its own intrinsic qualities, including creativity – and intellectual challenge and excitement.

Our aims in the teaching of Mathematics are that all children will:

  • Enjoy the subject, and study it with confidence and a sense of achievement.
  • Work hard to achieve their full potential in Numeracy and a range of other Mathematical skills including measure, shape, space and data handling.
  • Use and apply these skills with confidence and understanding in practical tasks and in solving real life problems.
  • Develop the correct Mathematical vocabulary as a tool, to enable them to think clearly, logically and confidently – and to be able to communicate their ideas fluently and with assurance.
  • Assess their own progress and understanding.
  • Develop motivation, perseverance and flexibility to carry a task through to completion – and also develop the ability to work in a pair or team so that they become numerate thinkers.
  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • Be able to 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 in seeking solutions.
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