“A high-quality Mathematics education 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.” National Curriculum for Maths, 2014  

By the end of their primary education at Alma Park, it is our intent that children should:

  • make excellent progress over their time at Alma Park
  • become keen, confident and skilled mathematicians
  • be curious about Mathematics and understand the importance of Mathematics in their everyday lives
  • be numerate and able to operate confidently within their daily lives and the wider community

We encourage our children to develop a positive attitude towards Mathematics through:

  • becoming confident and proficient with number, especially with mental strategies to support fluency through a depth of understanding
  • developing a positive approach to investigations and problem solving
  • using Mathematical equipment alongside pictures to support understanding before using abstract strategies
  • understanding and developing mathematical language which they can use appropriately to reason and explain
  • using discussion to stimulate curiosity, challenge thinking and embed their learning
  • using ICT as a tool to enhance their learning and opportunities for cross curricular application
  • encouragement and opportunities to become resilient, independent learners
  • time to be conceptually secure
  • being challenged  to stretch themselves and take risks in their learning
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