At Aureus Primary School, we teach for a deep understanding of mathematical concepts aiming for all our pupils develop into confident mathematicians who are curious to explore, question and reason mathematically.
Our approach to teaching mathematics is fully inclusive. We do not believe that our pupils have a fixed ability - so much so that we have eradicated the terms ‘low ability’ and ‘high ability’ from our school vocabulary. We believe that all pupils have the potential to become mathematicians through participating in our carefully designed maths lessons.
We have a strong focus on pupils using equipment and maths manipulatives, such as Numicon and Cuisenaire, to secure their understanding of the maths being taught, as well as the ability to calculate fluently.
Our curriculum provides opportunities for all pupils to reason and problem solve, to articulate their thinking and work on sophisticated challenges both independently and collaboratively. Meaningful feedback, an emphasis on number sense, communication and conceptual understanding to develop mathematical thinking are therefore essential components of Aureus Primary School’s approach to learning and teaching in mathematics.