Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. Children are taught how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. Their work also enables them to understand relationships and patterns. Mathematics is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.
The aims of teaching mathematics are:
Mathematics teaching also focuses on the development of pupils’ rapid recall of mental facts. Skills such as multiplication tables and known number facts are taught through a variety of strategies and our work is supplemented by the use of the Maths Passport scheme.