At St David’s, Mathematics makes links with everyday life to ensure all pupils understand the use and benefits of developing quick mental maths skills as well as being able to tackle a range of complex problems, where they are encouraged to record their reasoning and workings.
Investigations are regular features of lessons, where pupils are encouraged to make predictions, explore patterns and use a range of skills to get to their final answer. Our older pupils are taught simple algebra, long multiplication and division, as well as ratio and probability. Some upper junior pupils also have the opportunity to participate in Maths Challenges and quizzes at other schools such as Old Palace.
All lessons are planned carefully and are tailored to the needs of the individual pupil, to ensure all children feel motivated and make progress.