“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected 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.” - National curriculum 2014

 At Springdale we see Maths as a multi-discipline, cross curricular subject which develops vital, logical reasoning strategies. Mathematics pervades all aspects of our lives and helps us to make sense of our world. With this in mind this policy promotes the secure knowledge of skills to develop an understanding of mathematics in a context which provides purpose and meaning.As much revolves around the discussion about maths between talk partners, identifying learning errors and explanations of mathematical thinking, as it does the completion of calculations. The process by which they achieved their answer, rather than the answer itself. We want the children to see Mathematics as being relevant to their world and applicable to everyday life, as well as being something that they will need as they move on through their school life and ultimately to the world of employment. To that end we are developing a Maths curriculum that promotes the children’s ability to think mathematically, one which allows them to understand their learning by breaking it down into a series of manageable steps and embeds their skills by application.  

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