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Mathematics at All Hallows

Below is a copy of the Powerpoint Presentation shown to parents at a Calculations Workshop held in 2014. Here you can find weblinks to help you in supporting your child and many useful websites for your child to use in order to enhance their learning in mathematics.

Calculations Workshop for Parents

Below are the yearly Mathematics objectives for each year group. Find out what your child will be learning this year by clicking on the appropriate year group. Although the objectives are organised into weeks, teachers will use their own professional judgement when deciding how long is spent covering an objective and if the order in which they are taught needs altering for their class. Since Maths at All Hallows is taught in class groups, the vast majority of a class will be taught the objectives and calculation methods for their year group. The expectation of the new curriculum is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress will be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on- this may happen through intervention which will usually take place on the same day as the maths lesson in which the child struggled to meet an objective.

 

Aims of the new Mathematics 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.

 

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