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Maths at Little Kingshill

 

“Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world.  It 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.”

(The National Curriculum 2014)

 

The new national curriculum, which came into effect from September 2014, is underpinned by the concept of mastery. The backbone of Mastery of Mathematics at Little Kingshill Combined School is taught through the Power Maths programme.

Our Aim

 

The mathematics teaching at Little Kingshill Combined School enables pupils to develop within their capabilities, not only the mathematical skills and understanding required for later life, but also an enthusiasm and fascination about maths itself.

 

In our teaching of mathematics at Little Kingshill Combined School we aim to:

 

  • ensure that all pupils are working at age related expectations
  • encourage pupils to enjoy mathematics
  • enable pupils to have opportunities for mathematical thinking and discussion
  • enable pupils to talk confidently about what they are doing in mathematics
  • increase pupils’ confidence in maths so they are able to express themselves and their ideas using the language of maths
  • promote an enjoyment and enthusiasm for mathematics
  • ensure numeracy skills are developed as well as a confidence to work mentally
  • provide opportunities for pupils to demonstrate and use their mathematics
  • give pupils opportunities to use mathematics in everyday situations
  • give pupils opportunities to be creative and imaginative in their use of mathematics
  • help pupils to understand that mathematics is a powerful tool for communication
  • help pupils recognise that mathematics is a search for pattern and relationship
  • instil a fascination for mathematics and the manipulation of numbers
  • encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own learning
  • provide a role-model by using mathematics for practical purposes, organisational and administrative tasks
  • continually improve the teaching, learning and experiences of mathematic for every child

Important Documents

Our Calculation Overview and Progression

Continue to check the folders below for useful links and modelled examples.

Times Tables

 

Times tables play an important role in developing children's understanding in Maths. It is expected that pupils practice their times tables ready for a weekly test. With the introduction of Times Tables Rockstars, children can practice online either independently or they may like to challenge other children in the class or school or even their teacher. Here is the link to the website:

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/70081

 

To aid you in this, you will find some Cracking Times Tables sheets below.

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