Through our rich and progressive mathematics curriculum, at Meldreth Primary School children are taught to become fluent with key written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
A variety of methods are used to teach children calculation methods, which include a range of concrete, pictoral and abstract methods in support all our learners. Teachers will expose children a variety of teaching methods so that children develop the skills to fluently move between representations of the calculation method. For example: missing digits, money or algebra.
As part of a child’s learning in calculation, we teach how to select the best method according to the problem being solved. The hierarchy of thinking we teach is:
- Can I do it in my head?
- Can I use some jottings to help me?
- Should I use a written method?
Over the course of the curriculum, all pupils will learn about:
- Number - number and place value
- Number - addition and subtraction
- Number - multiplication and division
- Number - fractions
- Geometry - properties of shapes
- Geometry - position and direction
Download our whole school curriculum plan for Maths by clicking the links below
Progress that children should make is outlined below in each area of mathematical learning. Some aspects of mathematical learning have central relevance to more than one area of learning and will appear in each area to reflect that pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.