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Littlegreen School

Supporting and developing the whole child

Maths

Key Principles/Purpose of Study:

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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.

  

Aims and Objectives:

Key Stage 2

Our aims in teaching mathematics are:

To equip pupils with the mathematics they need to become numerate.

To develop their ability to apply mathematical skills with confidence and understanding when solving problems.

To enable pupils to express themselves and their ideas using the language of mathematics with assurance.

To develop positive attitudes to mathematics, recognising that mathematics can be both useful and enjoyable.

To nurture a fascination and excitement of mathematics

To be able to use and apply the skills in other curricular areas.

Key Stages 3 and 4

At Key Stages 3 and 4 we follow the updated National Curriculum, covering topics within number, algebra, statistics and geometry. The mathematics curriculum develops a student’s creativity by combining understanding and reasoning to construct new knowledge as well as using existing mathematical knowledge to create solutions to problems. Students will learn that mathematics is fundamental in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics and our students will learn some of the skills used to model and understand real life situations.

 

Links to Useful Resources:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/