Maths at Merton Abbey Primary
“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas” Albert Einstein
“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” Paul Halmos
Our high-quality curriculum allows mathematics to be accessible to all and aims to ensure that all pupils learn to feel confident in their mathematical ability. We believe that Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy. We want children to feel that they can access all areas of mathematics and feel confident to make rich connections across these areas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We aim to foster a sense of enjoyment and curiosity in maths and to develop an appreciation of the links to many other subjects across the curriculum.
Aims (from the National Curriculum)
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have 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.
The maths subject leader is Lynsey Eversden.