Mathematics is about more than just being able to carry out basic operations.
It’s about knowing when to use and apply them in everyday situations.
The Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum Jan 2009.
Mathematics affects most, if not all other areas of experience through its development of concepts of number and pattern and shape, problem-solving and investigative skills and analysis and logical thinking. Mathematics is a fundamental way of looking at and understanding experiences and of communicating findings to others.
Through our teaching of mathematics we aim to:
- Develop in pupils a positive attitude towards mathematics, so that they become confident in developing and using mathematical ideas and strategies.
- Develop both an awareness of its use as a tool for communication and explanation and an appreciation of the creative aspects of the subject.
- Practice, explore, acquire and understand skills related to number, algebra, shape and space, measure and data handling.
Mathematics is taught as a subject in its own right and is also integrated into other areas of the curriculum.
Teaching and learning are supported using a range of published materials and other resources.