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Fluency, Reasoning & Problem Solving

Our mathematics curriculum at Corvedale follows the guidance provided in the National Curriculum. We aim for pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of different problem-solving activities.

We use a 'teaching for mastery' approach using a range of resources that focus on Key Fundamentals and the Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach.

The aim of this is to make children better mathematicians for life. We also aim to foster an enthusiasm for mathematics that stays with them throughout their learning journey.

In school, all pupils are encouraged with the belief that by working hard in maths, everyone can succeed as we strive for a mastery curriculum.

Pupils, including those in Early Years, are taught through whole class, interactive teaching where they work together towards the same learning goal. Lessons are designed to teach key points, identify misconceptions and move through a sequenced learning journey, which is supported with key questioning, tasks, explanations, clear modelling and discussion. The children not only practise written skillsbut engage with concrete apparatus to support their conceptual understanding, which then leads to pictorial representations before feeling confident using the abstract working.