CORE - MATHS

Math Exercises

The aims of teaching mathematics in Mawsley Primary School are:

At Mawsley Community Primary School, we aim to inspire our children to achieve their full potential in mathematics so that they can be successful at the next stage of their education and take their learning into the rest of their lives. We have adopted a mastery approach to the teaching and learning in mathematics. Mastery is an inclusive way of teaching that is grounded in the belief that all pupils can achieve in maths. A concept is deemed mastered when learners can represent it in multiple ways, can communicate solutions using mathematical language and can independently apply the concept to new problems.

After careful consideration, we chose to use the Power Maths Scheme to help us implement our mathematics vision. Power Maths is recommended by the DFE, models growth mindset behaviours using maths characters and uses high quality textbooks and online resources. It is fully aligned to a mastery approach as it breaks down concepts into small sequenced steps, to support and challenge the children’s understanding, in line with the high expectations of the National Curriculum.

At Mawsley Community Primary School, we aim to produce independent, confident, skilled and resilient mathematicians who will be able to:

  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

  • 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

  • Be active and independent learners who understand the high expectations we set for them

  • Be happy to make mistakes and understand that mistakes are valuable and that we learn by making mistakes

  • Know and remember more through linking in lessons to prior learning.

  • Be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems

  • Appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics

  • Use their mathematical skills in other subjects such as Art and Science

  • Understand Mathematical competency is an important requirement for many future careers and is highly valued by the world of industry and higher education

  • Discuss their understanding by using correct mathematical vocabulary

We believe that together, both staff and children are building a whole new culture of deeper understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress: can do maths!

The National Curriculum defines ‘cultural capital’ in three parts: the essential knowledge to be an ‘educated citizen’; awareness of ‘the best that has been thought and said’; and an appreciation of human creativity. In order to help our children learn about some of the amazing contributions that mathematicians have made throughout history, they learn about a notable mathematician every month.

 

Please click on the button below to read about this months notable mathematician of Florence Nightingale.