At Avonmouth CE Primary our approach to maths teaching and learning aims to promote enjoyment and curiosity about the subject across the curriculum and in maths lessons.
Children are taught to reason mathematically, through enquiry and problem solving approaches, which become increasing complex over time. We encourage children to articulate their thinking and demonstrate their understanding through careful recording of their ideas.
Manipulatives are available in all maths lessons, in all year groups, so that conceptual understanding is embedded before the children are expected to apply and/or abstract their skills in order to solve problems.
A variety of teaching styles are used in order to ensure that every child can become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. Individual targets are set and shared with the children so they are aware of the steps they need to take in order to progress.