At Gisburn Road Community Primary School we endeavour to ensure all children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will remain with them throughout their lives. We also aim to ensure children enjoy mathematics learning and experience the enjoyment of playing with numbers and solving problems.
Teaching for Mastery
Teaching for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures. This approach is evidence-based and helps pupils develop a deep long-term and adaptable understanding of maths. The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through rich and sophisticated problems; depth, rather than acceleration. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding, before moving on.
How we teach maths
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.
It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.
At Gisburn Road School we aim to present maths in a way that is:
- Relevant to the child’s experience
Solving Problems / Using and Applying
Problem solving and the using and applying of mathematics is an important part of maths at Gisburn Road. Amongst others, we use the websites below to support our teaching.