# Mathematics Mathematics is a creative and high-interconnected 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, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. School Curriculum for Mathematics Our teaching of Mathematics and the expectations we have of children are underpinned by the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Mathematics.  In each year group, children will be taught: to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice to become familiar with increasing complex problems over time to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems, including breaking down problems into smaller steps The above are taught through discrete daily Mathematics sessions and through the application of mathematics skills in other subjects. In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), the children will be taught: Number and Place Value Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Fractions Measurement (including distance, time and money) Geometry – properties of shapes Geometry – position and direction (angles as a measure of turn) Statistics (pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables) In Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6), the children will be taught: Number and Place Value Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Fractions, decimals (Y4) and percentages (Y5) Measurement (including distance, time and money) Geometry – properties of shapes Geometry – position and direction Statistics (graphs, timetables, charts, pie charts, mean average) Algebra (Y5/6) Ratio and Proportion (Y6)
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