"It is better to have five ways to solve one problem, than one way to solve five."
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history's most intriguing problems. We know it is essential to everyday life and it is used across a range of subjects such as science, technology and engineering as well as all areas of finance. At Norwood, we want to encourage and teach our children to be problem solvers and creative thinkers using mathematics at its core. We want this subject to excite children and boost a sense of curiosity and enjoyment in all they try.
The aim of our mathematics curriculum at Norwood is in line with the National Curriculum where we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
To facilitate this, we follow a range of planning documents which make clear links between different domains in maths as well as giving the opportunity to experiment and investigate with maths.
On this page we have included a number of resources which explain and demonstrate how we teach maths at Norwood, following national and regional guidance. If you have any questions, then please get in touch with the school.