Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.
It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At the centre of our approach to the teaching of mathematics at Lindens Primary School is the unwavering belief that all children have the potential to succeed. We believe that all children need a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning so that: future mathematical learning is built on solid foundations. We use a mixture of the White Rose scheme of work together with Power Maths to underpin our planning and delivery of mathematics from Foundation through to Key Stage 2.
At Lindens Primary School, we believe that all pupils should be able to:
- Use mathematical concepts, facts and procedures appropriately, flexibly and fluently
- Recall key number facts with speed and accuracy and use them to calculate and work out unknown facts
- Have sufficient depth of knowledge and understanding to reason and explain mathematical concepts and procedures and use them to solve a variety of problems
- Solve problems of greater complexity (i.e. where the approach is not immediately obvious), demonstrating creativity and imagination
- Independently explore and investigate mathematical contexts and structures, communicate results clearly and systematically explain and generalise the mathematics.