Welcome to our Mathematics Page!
Here you will find all the information you need to know on how we teach Mathematics at St Margaret's, some of our initiatives that we undertake and any other key information. If you would like any more information about anything you have read, please speak to Mrs Rodger.
Why do we want our pupils to love maths?
Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners.
Mathematics offers children a powerful way of communicating. They learn to explore and explain their ideas using symbols, diagrams and spoken and written language. They start to discover how mathematics has developed over time and contributes to our economy, society and culture. Studying mathematics stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.
Children who struggle with Maths often tell us that they don’t like it, and can’t do it and this attitude can act as a barrier to them learning. Our aim is to change this attitude and this perception. If children can learn to enjoy and have fun with Maths then we feel that their confidence will rapidly increase and they will see themselves as people who can be successful at Maths.