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Introduction to Mathematics

At Cedars Primary School we want our children to be secure in their knowledge and understanding of maths and fluent in their application of it. This enables them to have the skills they require to move on to the next stage of their education or in adult life.

 We use the White Rose Curriculum, to ensure our lessons are carefully sequenced in order to build upon their knowledge and understanding of maths. Learning is regularly revisited through fluency sessions and this procedural and sematic learning helps our children to develop their long term memory. Reasoning and problem solving is a feature of our teaching, helping children to develop a deeper understanding of the connections between mathematical concepts.

As a successful Mathematical learner we look for the following characteristics:

  • An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
  • A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
  • Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
  • The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
  • The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
  • The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
  • The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
  • Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
  • A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
  • A commitment to and passion for the subject.

Mathematics Curriculum Plan