‘Good mathematics is not about how many answers you know… It’s about how you behave when you don’t know’ – Anonymous
“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 2014)
At Boundary, we encourage children to not only work fluently but to also be confident problem solvers. We encourage and promote multiple methods to solving problems, providing our pupils with self- confidence and resilience. Through the teaching of ‘mastery’, we ensure that children gain a deep and secure understanding of key mathematical concepts at each stage of their learning.
For a detailed understanding of the Intent, Implementation and Impact of the teaching of Maths at Boundary, please click the boxes below.
The objectives of teaching maths are:
- To become fluent in the essentials of Mathematics.
- To reason mathematically.
- To solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge.
- To understand and be prepared for how maths applies to every day life.
- Starting in Foundation, our children are given lots of opportunities to explore and investigate numbers and amounts.
- We use a variety of teaching and learning strategies, which encompass practical, pictoral, verbal and written styles. This also includes independent and collaborative learning.
- Each year group follows the White Rose scheme of work, ensuring small steps are taught in a journey in order to have a concrete understanding of mathematical concepts. This is used as a basis for teacher’s planning.
- NCTEM and Maths Hub are used to deepen thinking when children are problem solving and reasoning.
- For children working below age related expectations within mathematics, Lancashire PIVATs are used to guide planning to break their learning down into ever further smaller steps.
- We encourage resilience, growth mind-sets and perseverance with the classroom.
- Children are given the opportunity to practice varied fluency, to solve problems and to apply their reasoning skills.
- Challenges are planned for throughout the school for each aspect of maths.
- Children are given opportunities to use their previous knowledge and learning.
- A variety of resources are used throughout school such as; Numicon, base 10, bead strings, cubes, play dough, card fans, iPads, place value charts, number lines and times table squares.
- Children gain a knowledge and understating of the world around them and they are prepared for using mathematics in their everyday life.
- Children show an enjoyment and enthusiasm for Mathematics
- Children gain confidence in working independently.
- Children develop their skills in working collaboratively.
- Children improve their problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Children develop their growth mindset in mathematics.
- High standards, ensuring children achieve national standards or above.
- Higher percentages of children working at greater depth.
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Maths Curriculum at at Glance
Year 2 have been learning all about money this weeks. Firstly we explored lots of different ways that we use and need money and how it is earned. The children then started look at what money looks like. We found that we can use both coins and notes, there are a range...
In maths this week we have been learning all about different charts, tables and graphs. On Friday, we learnt about Carroll Diagrams. We have to use our social skills and team work to sort the objects into the Carroll Diagrams, first by 2 criteria (transport or...
The tables were cleared of all pens and pencils and we had a full day of lessons without any books. Our no pen day saw us working collaboratively and developing our communication skills. We held debates, discussed resilience and learned how to say the date in French....
Today we continued our work on spreadsheets in Computing. We were taught how to create a table in Google Sheets and write in spelling results for 15 children over a six week period. With all the data put into the table, we were then shown how to use the SUM function...
Today, we had our second 'No Pen Day' of the academic year! Along with that, we had some of our parents come in to school and see their children learning. The parents enjoyed coming to learn some maths and watch the children tackle some challenging work - loop card...
This week we have been learning number bonds to 20. We used our existing knowledge of number bonds to 10 and our number bonds song to help us learn the number bonds to 20. “We will need to add 10 onto each number bond because 20 is 10 more than 10”. “20 has two tens...