*MATHS DAY*

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Tuesday, 14th March 2017 (9.30-11.30am and 1.30-3pm)

Families are invited to come and have a look at maths in action in our school.

You will be able to see children engaged in maths challenges, maths games and active maths.

Please do come and see our learning! Have a look in the Gallery at some pictures from today.

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Here at St. Augustine’s, we are passionate about providing a stimulating and engaging curriculum in Maths.

Maths is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. 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
  • a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

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What’s behind it…

At St. Augustine’s, we aim to ensure that 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.

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Calculation Policies (this will continue to be updated)

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Active Maths

We are committed to making our maths curriculum as active and involved as possible. In order to achieve this, we have implemented Maths of the Day activities into our learning. Through these activities, children are up on their feet and wholly engaged in mathematical learning. They take part in maths-based team games and exciting activities which incorporate many aspects of PE and physical development. More to the point – the children love it!

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What the children think…

“If you do well in Maths, you can get a really good job when you grow up. Some of our maths is quite challenging, but I like that. I love rounding numbers!” Year 3.

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“I like solving problems when they’re hard. I also like Mathletics and I like it when we do practical activities such as measuring.” Year 4.

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“I like doing maths problems because I love figuring it out for myself.” Year 5.

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“I like doing Maths because it helps me get into the focus of the day. It’s all about communication and working together as a team.” Year 6.

Mathletics

All children at St. Augustine’s have received a login for Mathletics, an online learning platform for Maths from Reception through to Year 6. This enables children to:

  • Engage with maths in a lively and engaging way
  • Develop their fluency in mathematical calculations
  • Work at an appropriate level for their ability
  • Tackle concepts with increasing difficulty and re-do tasks that have challenged and stretched them as learners
  • Learn about and research different areas of the maths curriculum
  • Self-differentiate their learning by choosing easier or harder tasks
  • Share their learning with parents and carers at home.

We know that using Mathletics regularly increases both your child’s engagement with maths and their fluency and understanding. If you are unsure of your child’s login, please speak to their class teacher.

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Resources for learning more about maths / maths revision resources

KS1 times tables games

KS2 times tables games

BBC Bitesize – KS2 revision

Challenge

Have a go at the following challenge!

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