The National Curriculum for mathematics sets out three aims:
- 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.
The focus in mathematics is on number work, including place value, the four number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and fractions (including decimals and percentages). We cover all the other aspects of Maths throughout the year including:
•geometry (properties of shapes, position and direction)
•ratio and proportion