Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.
Using the National Curriculum it is our aim to develop:
- a positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics.
- competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills.
- an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
- initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.
- an ability to communicate mathematics.
- an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.
Through careful planning and preparation we aim to ensure that throughout the school children are given opportunities for:
- practical activities and mathematical games.
- problem solving.
- individual, group and whole class discussions and activities.
- open and closed tasks.
- a range of methods of calculating e.g. mental, pencil and paper.
- working with computers as a mathematical tool.