Meath School

Meath School

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Maths

                                                                  Mathematics Intent

 

At Meath School mathematic skills are fundamental to our everyday encounters and helping us to participate in experiences in and out of school. We learn to identify, use and manipulate numbers, amounts, measurements and shapes to solve problems or assist us in a range of situations. We talk about the language and symbols we use in maths and how we can apply these to different circumstances. Children are provided with the means and opportunities to develop positive attitudes towards mathematics and support them to grow into confident mathematicians who can use their knowledge, skills and understanding purposefully in the wider world.

 

Pupils are given easy access to a variety of resources to explore and use to support visual images of concepts and processes. Equipment is modified or adapted to enable children with motor skills problems or impairments to access the curriculum, to make progress and experience success.

 

Aims for our pupils at Meath:

 

Number

· To become increasingly proficient in the fundamentals of number, through frequent and enjoyable practice and experiences.

 

· To communicate knowledge and understanding using mathematical language, with fluency and accuracy, progressively.

 

· To have the self-confidence, tools and ability to solve problems through the application and use of mathematical skills, concepts and methodology.

 

· To develop a positive attitude to number and mathematics for its application to everyday life and to provide a foundation for understanding the world around them.

 

Measurement

· To become increasingly accurate in being able to measure a range of objects or concepts, through practical and meaningful activities and experiences.

 

· To be able to transfer these skills to a range of subjects, including science, and to ‘real-life’ situations.

 

Geometry

· To become increasingly confident in the concepts and skills of geometry, through regular and enjoyable tasks and experiences.

 

· To communicate knowledge and understanding using mathematical language, with fluency and accuracy, progressively.

 

Statistics

· To understand and interpret information that numbers can provide us.

 

· To be able to generalise concepts and skills to a range of subjects, including Science and Computing.

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