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Maths - Miss Browning

Maths Subject Leader - Miss Browning

Mathematics policy

Progression in Maths from Y1 to Y6

Maths action plan 2019-20

At St. James', we believe that mathematics is a tool for life. It is an essential life skill that is used throughout our daily lives. We aim to ensure that every child leaves school with high standards of numeracy  so that they have the best chance of succeeding in the modern world. Throughout our school community, we strive to give pupils opportunities to solve problems and reason mathematically in real-life contexts.

We aim 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 have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems

‐ 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.

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