“The intent of our Maths curriculum is to deliver high quality lessons that inspire all pupils to be confident mathematical thinkers.
We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to be fluent in number, which supports their problem solving and reasoning.
We want to provide opportunities to inspire mathematical minds and develop their vocabulary that helps to embed our values such as excellence and resilience.”
Following the introduction of the new National Curriculum, the emphasis has been to ensure that all children:
Can REASON and EXPLAIN mathematically
Can SOLVE PROBLEMS
This means that children need to be regularly exposed to opportunities involving increasingly complex problem solving which allows them to apply their maths knowledge. In doing so, they should be encouraged to develop an argument and line of enquiry which they can prove and justify using mathematical vocabulary. This includes the ability to break down problems into a series of steps.