Pupils are taught to apply arithmetic fluently to problems, understand and use measures, make estimates and check their work. We aim to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, 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.
Mastery is an essential part of mathematics at Elmgrove and involves acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. In the teaching of mastery, a range of elements of classroom practice combine to enable pupils to master mathematics. The use of concrete objects, pictorial representations and abstract elements are an essential part of this.
We want pupils to acquire a solid understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable them to move on to more advanced material.
At Elmgrove, we have broken the National Curriculum’s objectives down into band targets.