Mathematics is a key life skill which children must acquire to age related expectations by the time they leave Primary education, wherever this potential is possible.
Through the National Curriculum age related outcomes, Mathematics should develop children’s ability and confidence to problem solve, investigate and explore numbers, patterns, shapes and data, so that they can apply the skills of arithmetic to other mathematical.
It should involve real life, practical and experiential learning opportunities that support children’s independence to use mathematics in a variety of ways.
Children should be taught to solve problems and understand mathematical concepts in a variety of ways, using resources, visual aids and with scope to discuss and explore their approaches and understanding with other children and adults.
It should develop children’s ability to use mathematics in other curriculum areas, selecting the correct methods, resources and approaches, in order to analyse, solve problems, communicate information and complete real life, practical tasks – all of which should be designed to support the children’s use of mathematics for the rest of their life.
(Please also refer to the Mathematics Procedure for full details of how this is delivered across the school).