Mathematics

Maths Curriculum

Intent:

At Glasshouses, we have the firm belief that mathematics underpins much of our daily lives; both the ability to be adept with number and the vast skill-set of being able to problem solve and reason. Our curriculum is ambitiously planned in order to give all learners in-depth knowledge and the cultural capital they need to succeed in life.

Our curriculum is carefully designed, planned and sequenced representing our belief that it is the right of every child to access and succeed in an engaging, creative and meaningful Maths curriculum that develops pupils’ number fluency and allows them to become critical thinkers when it comes to problem-solving. A successful maths curriculum should develop and promote a child’s enthusiasm and resilience to fluency, problem-solving and reasoning. At Glasshouses, our aim is to allow pupils to make rich connections across mathematical ideas resulting in the development of fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.

We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children are proud, reflective mathematicians, can reason their mathematical thinking and solve meaningful problems in context that serve purpose.

Mathematics affects many aspects of our daily lives, so at Glasshouses we believe the teaching of maths should not stand alone. Therefore, to allow children to reason and problem-solve efficiently, all pupils will access weekly STEM sessions. This envisions our belief of preparing and providing children with the knowledge to cultivate as a member of society and prepare them for the next stage of their life.

“Mathematics is as much an aspect of culture as it is a collection of algorithms.”

(Carl Benjamin Boyer)