The National Curriculum 2014 states that:
‘A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject’.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
At Watchlytes School we aim to ensure that:
pupils develop a progressive understanding of mathematical concepts, skills and attitudes;
- all children have access to a broad and balanced mathematics curriculum;
- we create a stimulating and exciting mathematical environment;
- we encourage a positive attitude towards the learning of mathematics and an enthusiasm for the subject;
- we promote a cross-curricular approach to mathematics across the primary subject range;
- children should develop an understanding of mathematics in real-life situations;
- we develop the correct use of mathematical vocabulary and language;
In addition, the learning of mathematics should develop:
- a view of what learning feels like that is applicable in a wider sense;
- critical reflection;
- an awareness of pattern and spatial relationships;
- aesthetic and creative senses.
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