Mathematics is crucial in developing an ability to understand and explore the world. The world our children grow up in depends on mathematics to make it work. From iPads and netbooks to architecture and rocket science, none of these would be comprehensible without an understanding of mathematics. In addition to this, it is fundamental that children relate their numerical literacy to planning and carrying out their daily lives.
At St Paul’s we call upon a variety of different teaching methods to engage and enthuse children in a mathematics curriculum that is suited to their needs. From interactive games and puzzles, to investigations and problem solving, balanced with time to practise new techniques and consolidate previous learning , we strive to not just to further children’s mathematical knowledge, in line with expected progress, but also broaden it outside of the National Curriculum, making it more meaningful and exciting for them.
Planning is derived from the English National Curriculum which states its aims as the following:
At St Paul’s we hold these aims in the highest regard, striving to create a world-class system of mathematics and young mathematicians.
The following list is by no means exhaustive. It incorporates a range of games and more traditional learning opportunities you may like to try!