Mathematics teaching at Churchend School is intended to develop children that are confident mathematicians with a love of maths so that they are equipped with the foundation skills and positive attitudes for future careers in a society where maths forms an integral part to many jobs. As mathematicians, children will:
Be able to clearly explain mathematical concepts using a range of tools including manipulatives, representations and calculations,
Demonstrate procedural fluency in the four operations, to reduce cognitive overload when tackling more complex, multi-step problems and
Have the mental mathematical skills to respond to mathematical problems outside the classroom and without pen and paper.
At Churchend, we believe that children need a creative and active approach to maths. We ensure that children become fluent in the fundamentals of maths through varied and frequent practice in order that they have the skills to face increasingly complex problems over time. We ensure that key maths vocabulary is referred to often and used clearly and explicitly in teaching. Children‘s counting skills are developed daily and children are required to be active and physical in this session. We encourage children to reason mathematically and our children are encouraged to talk about what they are doing and how they are going to set about solving a problem. Our mathematics ensures that children are challenged to test their methods by using different manipulatives and strategies.
Our aims in teaching mathematics are supported by the White Rose Maths Hub Scheme of Learning (SOL).