“Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.”
Aims of Mathematics teaching
- To develop a positive attitude towards numeracy.
- To develop the perception that numeracy is useful because it provides a means of communication which is powerful, concise and unambiguous.
- To develop the ability to express ideas clearly, logically and with confidence; verbally, numerically, in writing, using pictures and graphs across all areas of numeracy.
- To develop an appreciation of the structure of number, together with the acquisition of the necessary strategies and computational skills.
- To encourage co-operative and collaborative work as well as the ability to work independently.
- To see relationships and patterns and apply numeracy to practical situations and other areas of the curriculum.
- To develop pupils’ skills of reasoning, problem solving and fluency in Maths.
- To develop mastery of Maths, so that children have a good understanding of mathematical skills and concepts and are able to apply these independently in contexts.
Some Useful Websites!
Woodlands Junior School
Maths is Fun
Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)
The National Numeracy Strategy Vocabulary
Cool Math Games – Free Online Math Games,
Cool Puzzles, and More