In our teaching of Maths at Mount Street we aim to ensure that all children are equipped with the skills to Master Maths.
A mathematical concept has been mastered when a child can represent it in multiple ways:
· Concrete: when a concept can be represented using manipulatives.
· Pictorial: when a concept can be represented using pictures or drawings.
· Abstract: when a concept can be represented using number.
Children are also encouraged to use mathematical language to communicate related ideas, and to independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.
Mastery is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time. All children should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.
Maths at Mount Street is made real and fun for all children.