High-quality mathematics teaching 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.
Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are taught in distinct domains, but planning ensures that the curriculum makes rich connections across mathematical ideas, particularly through data handling in science and other subjects. Pupils move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. In order that pupils achieve their full potential, they receive support and challenge.
Pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that they:
- develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, investigating relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
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