At All Hallows we believe that all students can be successful in Maths. We aim to make the learning in our lessons rich, deep and enjoyable. We aim to explore the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ in our classes and to help our students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, as well as a fluency and confidence with mathematical procedures.
There are six strands of mathematical content:
Our intention is to teach each of these strands in a way that supports students to develop confidence in their mathematical abilities and be able to apply mathematics to a range of different contexts and see the potential for use of maths in real life.
We recognise the importance of developing problem solving and reasoning skills for applications beyond mathematics.
We want our students to develop an appreciation of mathematical relationships, and a mathematical curiosity and desire to understand.
We support students in learning how to work systematically, independently and co-operatively.
We encourage them to articulate their understanding and explain mathematical concepts using precise technical language.
We emphasise the importance of comparing and evaluating equivalent methods, selecting the most appropriate one for the problem.