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Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.(National Curriculum 2014)


Key Aims

The teaching of Mathematics at Hillcross adheres to the 2014 National Curriculum in Mathematics. In delivering the National Curriculum, Hillcross will have the following aims.

  • To develop the ability to use mathematical language with understanding, to express and to form ideas. (See appendix: Vocabulary)

  • To develop fluency in fundamental mathematic principles, to be used to solve increasingly more complex problems over time.

  • To develop an ability to reason mathematically using enquiry, conjecture and proof to justify a position/conclusion.

  • To develop a clear, logical and systematic way of working.

  • To develop the use of mathematics to communicate, describe, illustrate, interpret, predict, estimate and explain.

  • To develop the ability to use mathematics as a tool to solve problems in everyday situations.

  • To develop an ability to solve problems showing an understanding of relationships between the different aspects of mathematics.

  • To develop spiritual awareness and stimulate moments of wonder at connections and patterns in mathematics.

  • To develop an appreciation of the creative aspects of maths, using activities in which all children can be involved.


Key Skills and Cross Curricular Links

Mathematics provides opportunities for developing the six key skills that underpin all subjects in the National Curriculum. These skills are:

  • Communication

  • Application of number

  • Information technology

  • Working with others

  • Improving own learning and performance

  • Problem solving

Please find below information by year group providing information about Maths in each year.