Our Mathematical Statement of Intent
The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent in conceptual understanding and are able to reason Mathematically when solving problems.
We passionately agree that a high quality Mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a life long sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Therefore to ensure that this occurs we have adopted a whole school approach to teaching mathematics using the Maths No Problem approach.
Our Whole School Maths No Problem Approach
In order to ensure that all pupils at Brookhouse Primary School succeed in building secure mastery of Mathematics our pupils are taught to think Mathematically and to deeply understand concepts. This is achieved through our whole school adoption of the Maths No Problem teaching approach, which is based upon the highly effective Singaporean strategy of embedding Mathematics through secure mathematical fluency and teaching pupils to think mathematically using Bruner's Concrete Pictorial Approach.
One way in which we are implementing a teaching for Mastery approach is by using high quality, Maths No Problem, textbooks and workbooks from Years 1 to 6. This ensures that we have a coherent progression of Mathematics, breaking concepts down into small, manageable steps, deepening their understanding, rather than simply working with 'larger' numbers. The textbooks/workbooks also provide high quality images that accurately highlight the correct mathematical structure and representations.
To help understand our teaching approach and methods of learning we have embedded video clips below.