“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.”

Paul Halmos

What do we believe at Badger Hill?

At Badger Hill Primary School, we have ambitious expectations for our children in mathematics and use a mastery approach to prepare children for the next stage of their education and the real world.

We believe that 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.

We believe if we use mathematical skills across the curriculum, children see the relevance of these skills in enabling them to advance in the real world. Times tables facts and number sense underpin everything we do in maths. We are training children to become lifelong mathematicians and to see the value of maths in everyday life.

Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.”  (Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer known as “The Human Calculator”).

How do we achieve in Maths at Badger Hill?

  • ALL pupils access a broad and balanced maths curriculum
  • Following and adapting high quality maths curriculum
  • A clear progression in development of knowledge and skills overtime
  • To present maths as an exciting, challenging, creative and applicable subject
  • Ensuring that all children can achieve their full potential in mathematics meeting the needs of all our learners
  • Develop strong foundational knowledge of mental strategies to enhance their reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • To nurture confident, independent and resilient mathematical learners
  • Revisiting learning on a daily basis to embed knowledge and skills

The White Rose Curriculum resources provide the key small steps, representations and language to be used whilst teaching, further questions and investigations are also be used from various sources.

We create lots of opportunities to enjoy and exhibit our Maths skills and learning

We create by sharing our knowledge with each other and our wider school community. We communicate this to parents through our posts and pictures regularly on our class dojos. Children have a maths book they work in daily and this is shared at parents evening with parents and with visitors to school, including school governors and maths leaders. We make regular links to maths in everyday life which enables children to create and share their knowledge with all around them!