Maths at St Paul's

The Curriculum at St Paul’s will help learners:

  • Understand that Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline
  • Understand that Mathematics has been developed over centuries
  • See that Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy in most fors of employment
  • Provide a foundation for their understanding the world
  • Reason mathematically
  • Develop a sense of enjoyment and curisity of Mathematics

The curriculum in Mathematics ensures that all learners:

  • 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.

To develop these characteristics they will explore the following key concepts:

  • Know and use numbers
    This concept involves understanding the number system and how they are used in a wide variety of mathematical ways.
  • Add and subtract
    This concept involves understanding both the concepts and processes of addition and subtraction.
  • Multiply and divide
    This concept involves understanding both the concepts and processes of multiplication and division.
  • Use fractions
    This concept involves understanding the concept of part and whole and ways of calculating using it.
  • Understand the properties of shapes
    This concept involves recognising the names and properties of geometric shapes and angles.
  • Describe position, direction and movement
    This concept involves recognising various types of mathematical movements.
  • Use measures
    This concept involves becoming familiar with a range of measures, devices used for measuring and calculations.
  • Use statistics
    This concept involves interpreting, manipulating and presenting data in various ways.
  • Use algebra
    This concept involves recognising mathematical properties and relationships using symbolic representations.