Aims of Mathematics

1. Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

What does this mean?

‘To fluently recall and apply a range of mathematical skills, showing a deep understanding’

2. Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

What does this mean?

‘To confidently prove the reason using logic, clear explanations and the correct mathematical language’

3. Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

What does this mean?

‘To persevere in seeking solutions, to a variety of problems’

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