“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.”
At Badger Hill, we adopt a Mastery approach to our teaching of Maths where topics are studied in depth and children are given time to think deeply about the maths and really understand concepts at a relational level. Our ‘can do’ approach for all children is building a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. We follow the White Rose Maths scheme of work as a plan but encourage staff to add to or develop the curriculum based upon the needs of the whole class, groups and individuals. We focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving to produce independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in maths but also support them across the curriculum. This more frequently involves more abstract maths including the use of manipulators for all.