MATHEMATICS AT AINTREE DAVENHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mathematics is a crucial part of everyday life, providing a means of viewing and making sense of the world. It is vital that children are aware of the importance of mathematics beyond the classroom and can use and apply the knowledge, skills and understanding they acquire. It is necessary to provide firm foundations for subsequent mathematical learning and for everyday life in general.
Our school motto is Excellence and Enjoyment meaning that we want children to enjoy mathematics and have a positive attitude to the subject. Our vision is also for our pupils to achieve excellence in mathematics and in every aspect of school life. We believe that successful learning enables children to develop the confidence to meet the challenge of new work.
In mathematics at Aintree Davenhill, our aim is for all pupils:
- to develop excellent mathematical skills, becoming fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that pupils develop understanding, and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- to be critical thinkers and reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, investigating and identifying relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument using mathematical language
- to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of puzzles and challenges, and develop the determination to keep working when problems become more challenging
During lessons, we plan opportunities for the children to practise their mental maths, develop the accuracy of written methods and solve a range of puzzles and problems working independently, in pairs and in groups. Mathematics is led and managed in school by Miss Nilsen and Mr Ellis.