Mathematics

'Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.'

Albert Einstein

The joy of Mathematics lies in the ability to appreciate pattern and order and hence the universe; to solve puzzles that give the brain something to think about. We encourage an enthusiasm for Mathematics as a lively and exciting subject.

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

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including 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 inquiry, 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.

In addition to this we aim to:

  • Help pupils develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths.
  • Promote a long term enjoyment of problem-solving (and being stuck!)

'Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.'

Albert Einstein

James Baker - Head of Maths

@CaldicottMaths

 

 

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