Mathematics at Lingham Primary School
At Lingham we believe that all children can do maths and developing a growth mindset is central to our teaching. Children are encouraged to be confident and 'have a go' because all answers are valued and worth exploring - mistakes lead to rich discussions and new learning! We want children to enjoy their maths journey so we provide lots of opportunities for them to work with their friends, talk about their maths and use a range of practical resources to help them to explain their thinking.
To create happy and successful mathematicians, we have adopted a mastery approach which is based on 5 big ideas - coherence, fluency, representations and structures , mathematical thinking and variation.
For more information about how we teach maths at Lingham, please explore the files below....
The aims of the National Curriculum:
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can 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.