Carys Colborne

    Maths Coordinator

    Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

    A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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.

    Maths at Floreat

    At Floreat Montague Park, the characteristics of our Mathematics curriculum are:

    • Daily mathematics lessons
    • Number Facts homework to give children automatic recall of facts and excellent mental arithmetic (mastering 10)
    • Meaningful curriculum and activities
    • Opportunities to apply mathematics in other subject areas
    • An understanding of how mathematics is used in the world

    Aims of the National Curriculum

    The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

    • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
    • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
    • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

    Times Tables Family Learning Video