Mathematics at St Augustine’s
The aims of teaching mathematics at St. Augustine’s Catholic Academy are 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.
-Can 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.
All pupils are taught to develop efficient strategies for mental and written calculations which is clearly outlined within our school policy.
It is important that you support and encourage your child to develop their mathematical fluency. By the end of year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table.
To support and extend children’s mathematical learning, they are able to access Mathletics using their personal password. They can earn points based on how much improvement they make in their own learning.