At Bewick Bridge, we see mathematics as a creative and highly interconnected discipline. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
In school, we follow the mathematics mastery approach to maths. Mathematics mastery is underpinned by three dimensions of depth; Conceptual understanding, language and communication and mathematical thinking with problem solving being at the heart of all maths learning. This is used alongside the CPA approach to teaching maths to make it more real and accessible to the children.
We offer a cumulative curriculum that builds upon learning, allowing pupils to make deep connections across topics. During lessons we use multiple representations throughout to strengthen their conceptual understanding. There is an emphasis on learning and confidently using language to communicate mathematical problems and we use careful questioning to encourage students to build mathematical habits of mind.
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