Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason, use logical thinking and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.
Our objectives in the teaching of mathematics are:
• To promote the enjoyment of learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
• To promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
• To develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making, reasoning and logic in a range of contexts.
• To develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented.
• To explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts and applied appropriately.
• To help children understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
• To use homework to support the teaching and learning of numeracy.
• To develop pupil’s application of mathematics across the curriculum.
• To use ICT to support understanding and give an opportunity to apply mathematical skills.