Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to use number, calculate, reason, and solve problems. It helps children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.
At Lower Peover, we believe the mathematics curriculum should be bold, provide breadth and balance and be relevant and scaffolded to suit the needs of all children. It should be flexible, motivating all pupils, thus encouraging success at all levels.
We aim to promote a confident, positive attitude towards the learning and use of mathematics – making it an enjoyable experience for all children and for children to develop competence with numbers and the number system. We encourage pupils by believing every child, with hard work, can be good at mathematics and promote the ability to solve problems through connecting ideas, decision-making and applying their mathematical skills in a range of contexts, including other subjects.
Children are encouraged to develop their perseverance when reasoning in mathematics by following a line of enquiry, developing an argument, making justifications and generalisations using mathematical language.
To deepen children’s knowledge of mathematical concepts, we want children to be able to show their understanding through a variety of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods and to use these models when investigating and explaining their understanding of concepts and problems solved.