We use the ‘Maths Makes Sense’ system for maths teaching across the school from Reception to Year 6. Maths Makes Sense is a system of teaching and learning which helps learners understand the big ideas of maths in a consistent and practical way.
Mathematics is an integral part of the world in which we live. It provides a means of communication which is powerful, concise and unambiguous. Mathematics is as much about processes as answers. Learning to think mathematically, working logically to solve problems, is an essential tool in navigating the world.
Maths teaching and learning includes learning how to solve problems involving the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Importance is put onto the learning of number facts including number bonds and times tables facts in order to access such problems efficiently. Other number work includes understanding and using the place value system, understanding and manipulating fractions, negative numbers and algebra.
Maths teaching and learning also includes learning about and exploring shape, space and measure as well as interpreting data including reading and constructing charts and graphs.
A big emphasis is given to mathematical reasoning across the different areas of learning in maths. Planned opportunities for regular problem solving are a key element of maths teaching and learning at Hargrave Park