NUTGROVE METHODIST

PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Mathematics

Mathematics helps learners to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems.  It enables learners to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.  Through their growing knowledge and understanding, learners learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics.  At our school we aim to: • Nurture positive attitudes to maths so that all learners can experience enjoyment and success • Develop learners’ abilities to reason and think clearly and logically and to work systematically and accurately.  • Develop an appreciation of relationships within Mathematics. • Develop ability in the learners to express their knowledge of Mathematics fluently, to talk about the subject with assurance, using correct mathematical language and vocabulary. • Develop learners’ knowledge, abilities, skills and understanding in mathematics so that they develop resilience so that they all meet and others exceed their age-related expectations • Develop mathematical understanding through systematic direct teaching of appropriate skills and knowledge so all learners can build firm foundations and be secure in their maths knowledge at each point in their learning journey.  • Equip learners to transfer mathematical skills and knowledge across the curriculum and to the wider world as a key life skill.