‘Pure mathematics is, in it’s way, the poetry of logical ideas.’
Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world.
These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills, and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is important in everyday life, many forms of employment, science and technology, medicine, the economy,the environment and development, and in public decision-making.
Different cultures have contributed to the development and application of mathematics. Today, the subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised.
Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.
Our mathematics curriculum at Aston follows a mastery and Concrete, Pictorial then Abstract model. We try to teach the subject in a fun, practical way and we are a lead school in Oxfordshire for the GLOW maths hub. We use the Inspire Maths programme. We compliment our curriculum with CONQUER maths which is an online fun resource that selected pupils are also able to access via our early morning maths club.
Our mathematics results are consistently at least good and our value added score for this subject is strong.
Each year we offer a range of additional opportunities in this subject for example our highest attaining pupils in upper key stage 2 have the chance to participate in Mathematics Master classes at Henry Box and are entered into the National Primary Mathematics Challenge competition. For pupils who may need additional support, we offer small focus groups and the opportunity for extra lessons with our popular Early Bird tutoring scheme.
Here are the calculation methods that all schools must use now with the new curriculum:
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