The National Curriculum states that:
‘Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected 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.’
At St Julie we promote the 3 main aims of maths as outlined in the National Curriculum, which are to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent tice 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
- 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
'Good mathematics is not about how many answers you know....it's about how you behave and persevere when you don't know'