Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solutions to some of history’s most intriguing problems. Mathematics at Egerton will enable children from the very beginning of their education to begin solving problems, reason mathematically and become fluent (including good recall) in the fundamentals of mathematics. These are the key aims in the new National Curriculum.
In order to do this Egerton will provide daily mathematics lessons that will cover a range of mathematical areas including number and place value, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction, fractions, properties of shape, position and geometry, measurements and statistics. The children will be actively encouraged to make rich connections between the above areas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. The children will also be expected and encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge in other areas of the curriculum such as science and computing.
Using a range of teaching approaches we will strive to achieve the key aims of the new National Curriculum. One way we will achieve this is the use of Maths No Problem. Maths No Problem is a fantastic resource that supports children to use a range of methods to solve problems. It includes the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches and focuses on depths and breath. Children work as a class in small groups and pairs, lessons are designed carefully to keep children together, allowing no one to fall behind. Maths No Porblem will enable children to develop number skills using clear models and images to reinforce knowledge while providing challenges to apply new and learnt skills.
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