Our Subject Leader is: Mrs Helen Hearn
At Mereworth, we believe that Mathematics is a key skill and has an important part to play in our daily lives. It underpins many other areas of the Curriculum such as Geography, History, Science, Art, Design and Technology. Consequently, it is essential that Mathematics teaching and learning is engaging, meaningful to the World in which we live, and accessible to all of the children in School helping to engender a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about Mathematics.
We aim to develop independent learners that are able and confident to apply their Mathematic skills to a variety of scenarios to enable them to have a range of strategies and approaches to solving problems. All children need a deep understanding of the Mathematics they are learning, key measures of this are their ability to solve increasingly complex problems, doing so with fluency.
Mathematics National Curriculum
At Mereworth we have adopted a ‘mastery’ approach to the teaching, learning and assessment of Mathematics, underpinned by our Assessment system ; 21 Steps (please see link on our website). This ensures that children are able to master the curriculum and gain a thorough understanding of all topics covered.
At Mereworth we use the “Maths No Problem” programme of study and NCETM (‘National Centre of Excellence of Teaching Mathematics’) materials and resources to support the teaching of Mathematics in each year group.
We follow the 2014 National Curriculum for Mathematics which focuses on children:
- becoming fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems.
- able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- solving 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.’
National Curriculum for Mathematics for Key Stage 1 and 2
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