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Mathematics is an important creative discipline that helps us to understand the world. We want all pupils at Springfield Infant School & Nursery to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject along with a clear understanding. At Springfield Infants we believe all children can achieve in mathematics. We foster positive can do attitudes and we promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths! Pupils are encouraged to think mathematically and are introduced to new concepts using the Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA) approach. Using real life contexts and manipulative resources, helps children to develop skills they can use in their everyday lives. It gives Maths meaning. It makes Maths more fun! We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problem solving tasks. We teach in a precise way which makes it possible for all pupils to engage successfully with tasks at the expected level of challenge. Concepts are often explored together as a group or with a learning partner to make mathematical relationships explicit and strengthen pupils’ understanding of mathematical connectivity. Precise questioning during lessons ensures that children develop fluent technical proficiency and think deeply about the underpinning mathematical concepts.  

Please open this document to discover how we teach Maths at our school:

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