Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary in most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a see of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At Borrowdale we encourage our pupils to see mathematics as a creative subject which can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder. We believe that in an age of rapidly developing technology, confidence and an understanding of mathematical concepts are more important. Therefore mathematical thinking equips our pupils better for their future than merely learning technique.
We teach mathematics so that children:
This year, across Year 1 – 6, we will be using the Maths – No Problem! It is a highly structured approach to teaching Maths and deepens the understanding of all children.
Each lesson is based around an ‘anchor task’ which the children explore using different methods. The children are encouraged to talk about their maths and explore their ideas fully. This may be very different to the way in which you were taught yourself. To help you support your child at home please see the link below to the ‘Maths No Problem’ website and Parent Videos.
We are very excited to be beginning this mathematical journey!