Aims and objectives
Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us. We endeavour to develop each child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. Mathematics enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.
The aims of mathematics are 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.