Maths is the key to unlocking the future. With all the skills and knowledge the children will learn through maths at Rodings it will allow the children to be problem solvers and critical thinkers. Maths is more than just a maths lesson, it appears in all subjects.

At Rodings Primary we see Mathematics very much as a multi-discipline, cross curricular, interconnected subject which should encourage creativity. As much revolves around the discussion about Maths through oracy as it does the completion of calculations. We want the children to see Mathematics as being relevant to their world and applicable to everyday life as well as being something that they will need as they move on through their school life. At Rodings Primary we strive to equip all pupils with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning. As our pupils progress, we want them to have an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics; and to have a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. We also want the children to be able to transfer their mathematical knowledge into their everyday lives and ultimately to the world of employment. Therefore a high-quality, inter-related and creative Maths experience should develop the children’s ability to think mathematically. We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We want the children to become critical thinkers and demonstrate mastery when they can represent concepts or skills in multiple ways, use the correct mathematical language and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.

Subject Leader

Owen Wright