We believe that giving children the skills to be numerate is vitally important. Children are taught maths skills that develop their awareness and understanding of number, measurement, shape and data handling. Children are not only taught mathematical skills but also how to apply them in problem-solving situations.
At Finedon Schools, we place a huge emphasis on mathematical thinking and reasoning. Children are encouraged to explain their thinking at all points in their maths lessons and to relate their learning to any one or more of four mathematical powers:
- Conjecturing a convincing (What I think and why)
- Organising and classifying (Order and sort)
- Imagining and expressing (Show my thinking)
- Specialising and generalising (Use examples and notice what is the same).
If you would like a copy of our schools' calculation policy please contact us and we can arrange for a copy to be provided for you.