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Mathematics

" Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is Mathematics. Everything around you is numbers."

Shakuntala Devi

Intent

At Dundale we intend to design a curriculum, which is creative and engaging. Our maths curriculum is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge across the curriculum and within wider aspects of their life. We want children to realise that mathematics has developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. As our pupils progress, we intend for our pupils to be able to understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically, have an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

 

Implementation

We follow the National Curriculum and have adopted Essential Maths (framework by Hertfordshire County advisors) as it allows us to build on key knowledge, concepts and processes needed. Each year group covers: place value and number operations, geometry, measures, fractions, statistics, algebra in varying depth depending on year group. Essential Maths has a CPA approach to learning (concrete – use of materials, pictorial use of pictures, abstract use of question/ problems) and is delivered as a spiral curriculum, allowing for concepts to be revisited and built upon each year at a deeper level of understanding.  We also follow the maths mastery approach to support the development of maths across all children

 

Intended Impact

 During the children’s learning journey at Dundale our intended impact of the Maths curriculum is to ensure that children;

have a secure knowledge of number facts (including number bonds and multiplication tables)
have an efficient, reliable, compact written method of calculation for each operation that they can apply confidently
can think mathematically, develop conceptual understanding, and communicate mathematical ideas in a range of contexts
apply their knowledge of the key concepts to solve unfamiliar word problems, undertake complex reasoning and use appropriate mathematical reasoning 

 

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