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. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
AIMS OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM
The national curriculum for mathematics aims 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.
Solve problems by applying 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.
NATIONAL CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES
THORPE LEA PRIMARY SCHOOL
MATHEMATIC SCHEMES OF WORK
To support our delivery of mathematics and to ensure that our children remain challenged and engaged, all Key Stage 2 pupils have access to Manga High, an online programme providing a wide range of questions and problems based on the national curriculum. The site has access to activities for all year groups and has proved extremely popular with our children. Once a child is provided with a unique login card and password, they are able to access the website from any computer.