CORE - MATHS
The aims of teaching mathematics in Mawsley Primary School are:
That children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
That children can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
That children can 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.
That children develop a positive mathematical mindset. They are encouraged to believe that:
Everyone can learn maths to the highest level.
Mistakes are valuable.
Questions are really important.
Mathematics is about communicating and connections.
Mathematics is about learning not performing.
Depth of understanding is more important then speed.