At Yeo Moor, we believe that everyone has the potential to be successful at mathematics and so teach using a ‘mastery approach’ to ensure children enjoy success. This enables a deeper and sustainable understanding of maths concepts. The children can then apply their knowledge appropriately, flexibly and creatively to new and unfamiliar situations. All children will be provided with concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations to help them understand it, not just know it. Integral to this success in mathematics is the ability to fluently recall number facts and times tables. From this strong basis, children are encouraged to question, investigate and have fun with maths.
Every Yeo Moor Mathematician will:
- Prove and justify it! Explain their thinking and provide evidence for it.
- Manipulate it! Demonstrate their understanding using a variety of representations including concrete resources and images.
- Teach it! Teach what they have learnt to someone else.
- Link and apply it! Identify patterns, relationships and make connections within and outside of maths.
- Say it! Use high order maths vocabulary to describe their strategies and understanding.
- Problem-solve! Use their maths knowledge to solve real life multistep problems.
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
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The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve 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.