Mathematics teaches children to make sense of our ever-changing world by developing their ability to calculate, reason and problem solve. At St George’s Catholic School we intend to ensure that pupils view mathematics as a fascinating and valuable subject. We aim to highlight the beauty and power of mathematics and impart the understanding that the skills they are developing in their maths lessons are transferable to other subjects and contexts.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- 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.