Shine As A Mathematician
Let Your Light Shine As A Mathematician
As Mathematicians children at Welshampton develop a solid conceptual understanding of Maths, rather than being able to simply complete a set of mathematical procedures. This is why our children adore Maths – it’s fun because we make it purposeful and practical. Maths is a problem waiting to be solved.
Our children become confident Mathematicians because we provide them a wide range of exciting and varied experiences. They learn in a fun and practical way which ensures they have a concrete understanding of concepts before moving on. Our approach encourages the children to work collaboratively, communicate their ideas clearly whilst rising to the challenging of solving a mathematical problem.
Daily Maths lessons are taught through 'Power Maths' across the school in mixed ability classes. The children also have opportunities to develop their mathematical skills in their cross-curricular study work. Lessons are scaffolded to support struggling learners and rich, sophisticated problems are set to challenge advanced learners. A wide range of resources are available to help children visualise their learning.
We us a range of resources including ‘Maths No Problem’ to complement our teaching and learning. We introduce the children to Maths through the use of concrete, pictorial, abstract methods to give children a deeper understanding of how mathematics works. This ensures the children build a solid foundation of conceptual understanding and fluency.
Our Children will develop
- An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
- A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
- Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
- The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
- The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
- The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
- The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
- Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
- A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
- A commitment to and passion for the subject.