Mathematics is an important, creative and highly interconnected discipline, that helps us to understand and change the world. At Broomley, we want all pupils to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of this subject, whilst developing their natural curiosity and enhancing their resilience, so they become ‘deep thinkers’.
We foster positive attitudes to learning as we believe all children can achieve in mathematics. Engaging lessons teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems.
At our school, we aim for pupils to become true masters of their year group content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways. We intend for all pupils to:
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
Be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios;
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language;
Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics.
In our school we thoroughly believe in helping children develop their growth mindset and see mathematics as a way to 'get creative'. We recognise that by working to a mastery curriculum we are allowing all children to develop and access challenge, all staff actively teach with a 'Low threshold, High ceiling' ethos and see each child as a promising mathematician.'