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Mathematics teaching at Cotgrave Candleby Lane School aims to


  • Enable children to see the relevance of mathematics in the real world

  • Give children opportunities to apply learnt mathematical skills in different contexts across the curriculum

  • Encourage positive attitudes to mathematics by making it interesting, purposeful and fun

  • Ensure that children are competent and efficient mathematicians, able to solve problems efficiently and accurately.

  • Provide opportunities to children to think critically and communicate their understanding


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.