‘Mathematics 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.’ New National Curriculum 2014
At Mount Stewart, we believe that every child can achieve in maths and offering our children a rich and progressive mathematic curriculum is at the forefront of everything we do. Mathematics is a process of enquiry, reasoning and problem solving – all valuable skills that help children to make sense of the world around them. We use a range of learning strategies to allow our children to become confident mathematicians and encourage a high quality mathematical dialogue in the classroom. Throughout the Federation, we use our maths curriculum to develop fluency and deepen thinking; moving through different representations of mathematical ideas so that our children see mathematics as an interconnected subject. We want our children to see the importance and purpose mathematics has in their everyday lives.