Numeracy & Maths
Understanding numbers and patterns is the basis of mathematics.
Most of our teaching focuses on number knowledge and strategies for solving problems.
To encourage a love of maths we use a variety of approaches:
* Mixed ability grouping
* Real world problems
* Open ended problems
* Creative maths tasks
* Students collaborating rather than competing
* Valuing deep thinking instead of speed
* Seeing mistakes as a way of learning more
* Valuing different ways of solving the same problem
The Achievement Expectations for Mathematics set out what students would usually be able to do at various levels across the school.