Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It teaches children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. We hope that our mathematics curriculum will enable the children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. As a school, we aim to teach children using the concrete, pictorial and abstract model. Children are taught to use a range of manipulatives in order to secure their understanding of different concepts as they progress through the model and through the school.
Maths at St Joseph's
It is our aim to develop children with:
- A positive and confident attitude towards mathematics both as a subject as well as recognising the cross curricular links with other subjects.
- Competence with numbers and the number system.
- An enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activities, investigations and discussion.
- The ability to explore shape, position and movement, money, time, measure, data handling and problem solving in a range of contexts.
- The use of mathematics as a tool for life to solve problems
- An ability to communicate mathematical methods and strategies and to use mathematical language appropriately.
- Knowledge and understanding of their learning including being able to recall prior learning and implement next steps.