Welcome to our Maths page where you will find out all about the teaching and learning of Mathematics at our school.
Our approach to Calculations in Maths
At Rudgwick Primary School, we believe that maths is a subject that can and should be enjoyable, inspiring, intriguing, challenging and accessible. What the children learn here will support their understanding of key mathematical concepts, setting solid foundations for their lifelong journey as mathematicians.The way in which maths is taught should enable children to be fluent, flexible, reasoning, problem solving mathematicians; these are the skills they will need in both formal and informal maths, whether academically or out in the real world.
As part of our commitment to these fundamental principles, we use the five big ideas from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Teaching for Mastery programme to guide our teaching and learning:
representation and structure
Our Maths Intent
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At Rudgwick Primary School, the learning of children and staff is based on the five big ideas of teaching for mastery, as supported by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). We use these ideas as the basis for our learning, because they prioritise conceptual understanding and are designed to create fluent, flexible, problem solving, reasoning mathematicians. In particular, we focus on representation and structure, including linguistic structure. This emphasis enables children and staff to represent mathematical concepts enactively and iconically, as well as being able to talk the maths using tools such as stem sentences and precise mathematical definitions. These skills will help us to be mathematicians both in and out of the classroom, and we will gain strategies that will serve us well when we use maths in our daily lives now, and in the future. We foster a culture of valuing mistakes, as they are a critically important part of the learning process.
We have paid for a school subscription to Sumdog for all children from Year 2 and upwards.
Please contact the Office if your child is having any problems accessing this excellent Maths resource!