Mathematics consists of four main areas:
- Number (properties, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions)
- Geometry (shape, position and direction)
Our Mathematics Curriculum is planned using the White Rose Maths (2017). Teachers use this resource to plan teaching sequences to suit the needs of the children in their class. Although number is at the heart of the Mastery curriculum, mathematics at Gravenhurst also includes Measurement (length, height, weight, volume, time, money, temperature), Geometry (shape, position and direction) and Statistics.Mathematics is taught using the Mastery approach which emphasises a mastery curriculum that involves whole-class teaching, with all pupils being taught the same concepts at the same time. Our mathematics curriculum aims to enable children in becoming:
- 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.
To achieve these aims we employ concrete and pictorial representations alongside the abstract to develop and reinforce understanding for all children, regardless of ability and attainment.