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Mathematics

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.’  DFE National Curriculum 2014

 

Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity and space, which requires a process of enquiry, reasoning and problem-solving. These are valuable and essential skills that help children to make sense of the world around them.

At Mount Stewart, we believe that every child can achieve in maths. Our priority is to provide all our children with a vocabulary-rich and progressive methodical approach to their understanding of mathematics. 

To enable all children to access the curriculum and achieve their best, we teach mathematical concepts using a variety of strategies based upon the foundation of a Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach. This allows our children to develop independence and become confident mathematicians who comfortably engage in mathematical dialogue and problem solving. 

Throughout our Federation, we encourage our children to view mathematics as an interconnected subject that is very relevant to the world around them - not just within a classroom. We ensure that our children understand the importance of mathematics in their everyday lives and realise the embedded mathematical links present within all other subjects. 

Our mathematical curriculum aims to instill our children with a life-long passion for reasoning and problem-solving. 

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