Being a Mathematician at Filton Avenue
As Mathematicians at Filton Avenue Primary School, the key aims of the national curriculum – fluency, problem solving and reasoning – are embedded within mathematics lessons and developed consistently over time. We aim to provide children with a variety of mathematical opportunities, enabling them to make connections in their learning. We want to inspire learners to be confident mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks and who are encouraged to learn from their own and others’ mistakes. We use oracy to support learners’ development of mathematical language and reasoning and are committed to developing independent learners with inquisitive minds.
In order to ensure consistency and progression throughout the school, we use the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning to support teachers with their planning. New concepts are introduced through an ‘explore’ activity which encourages learners to engage with the ideas, try different approaches and participate in discussion with their peers. Key vocabulary is shared and discussed and concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations are used regularly to support understanding and prompt discussion. Teachers guide learners through further examples, strategies and problems before learners work more independently.
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