Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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. Maths National Curriculum 2013 (DfE)
At Carr Head Primary School, we aim to empower our children with an ‘I can do it’ attitude towards maths, embracing our work on growth mindset. We encourage children to develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and aim for all children to enjoy and achieve in maths and become confident mathematicians.
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
- can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can 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.
The children at Carr Head will be:
- taught well and be given the opportunity to learn in ways that maximise the chances of success.
- set appropriate learning challenges.