Why do we learn maths?
Mathematics Intent
Mathematics is a universal language that helps us to understand the world, and it is a core part of our curriculum. At Ark Victoria Academy we believe mathematics is essential to everyday life and it provides important tools for work in areas such as physics, architecture, medicine and business, enabling our pupils to have the foundations necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Our highquality mathematics education provides a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. It enables pupils to learn about numbers, shapes, statistics and patterns. It helps our pupils to develop logical and methodical thinking, to focus and to solve a wide range of mathematical problems.
Aims of Our Mathematical Curriculum:
The Ark Victoria Academy Mathematical curriculum 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 nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
Our cohesive and thoughtfully sequenced curriculum supports pupils to become secure in three types of knowledge. These are:

declarative knowledge: facts, concepts, formulae

procedural knowledge: methods, procedures, algorithms

conditional knowledge: strategies formed from the combinations of facts and methods to reason and problemsolve
(adapted from National Curriculum, 2014)
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Pupils develop key mathematical skills such as counting through songs, games and activities using concrete and pictorial representations. These early mathematical experiences are then rehearsed and applied to their own learning during exploration.
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