Mathematics is taught as a separate lesson every day using the Maths Makes Sense system of learning which develops maths skills across the key areas of Arithmetic, Geometry, Data and Measure and Reasoning. There are also opportunities to use mathematical skills in as many other situations as possible. The new National Curriculum states three clear aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practise 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.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations 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.