Our Mathematics Curriculum
Our Mathematics Curriculum at Egremont aims to provide children with the opportunity to develop a curiosity for maths, develop enjoyment and passion for the subject, allow them to understand the world around them, and reason mathematically.
We are dedicated to providing our children with a maths curriculum which allows them to have a deep understanding of the concepts they are learning about. We apply the ‘Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract’ method to our maths lessons which means that children are always given the opportunity to understand a concept through using concrete manipulatives (such as Numicon, base 10, counters etc.) before moving on to representing it pictorially and then moving into the abstract. An example of how this works with addition can be seen in the pictures below:
We are also committed to giving our children a maths curriculum which allows them to apply mathematical concepts into real life situations. In every lesson, children will be given the opportunity to discuss, reason and problem solve in real life contexts as well as having the chance to practise fluency in mathematics (solving basic calculations).
Our aim in Mathematics
We aim to inspire our pupils, irrespective of their ability, to reach their full academic potential in all subjects. As a school we recognise the importance of mathematics in everything we do. Our objective in the teaching of the maths curriculum include -
- To promote enjoyment though practical, activity and discussion. This will foster an enjoyment for mathematics
- To develop the drive and ambition to achieve in maths
- To give children transferable skills in their ‘toolkit’ to solve problems creatively
- To develop a practical understanding of ways in which information is presented and gathered.
- To become fluent in basic skills to function successfully in everyday life
- To present practical understanding of ways information is gathered, presented and used
- Encourage pupils by believing that every child, with hard work, can be good at maths through promoting a growth mindset
- To understand the importance of mathematics in everyday use, especially in relation to essential life skills, such as telling the time and money.
- To develop an enjoyment of learning through practical activity, investigation, exploration; mental exertion and discussion
- To foster positive attitudes towards Mathematics. Instilling confidence, independence, persistence and co operation skills.
- To develop confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
Working Wall Examples Autumn 1