Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. At Peatmoor, we aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education to provide a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Aims

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.

At Peatmoor, we believe that the key to becoming a confident mathematician is built upon the following Four Pillars of Calculation:

  1. A robust understanding of place value
  2. A really good bank of memorised number facts
  3. A set of models/images on which they draw when doing calculations
  4. A real competence in doubling and halving

Through regular practise and the use of online games, we endeavour to support the children to develop a secure understanding of number, based on these Four Pillars of Calculation, in order for them to become successful mathematicians of the future.

A variety of support materials are used across the school for Mathematics, including:

  • Abacus/ Abacus Evolve
  • Wigon Maths
  • CPG homework books
  • Hamilton Trust