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The Aims of The New Curriculum

The final version of National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure all pupils:

  • 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 are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • 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.

All of this through –

  • Teacher modelling
  • Number talk
  • Appropriate equipment eg. Numicon, Cuisenaire, Dienes etc
  • Teaching how to use resources
  • Scaffolding resources
  • Partitioning numbers in different ways
  • Exploration of the magnitude of numbers
  • Number facts – using them
  • Teaching and modelling jottings and representation