At Croft, our aim is to provide a high-quality mathematics education with 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. Pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
All pupils should:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time.
- develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, making connections and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- 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.
- develop the ability to think clearly and logically, with confidence, flexibility and independence of thought.
- develop an ability and inclination to work both alone and cooperatively to solve mathematical problems.
- develop personal qualities such as perseverance, independent thinking, cooperation and self-confidence through a sense of achievement and success.
The Subject Leader for Maths is Mr Tony Williams.