Here at Ivington CE Primary School we aim to help each child attain an overall competence in each aspect of maths by ensuring they have a clear grasp of the basic computational skills of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication, and a developing understanding of more complex mathematical ideas. To achieve this, great emphasis is placed on the use of practical activities including applying their knowledge to everyday life. Daily opportunity is given for children to develop their competence in fluency, reasoning and problem solving based on the three aims of the New Curriculum.
The New National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure all pupils:
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through a 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.