At Gresham we aim to inspire children to realise and reach their academic potential, alongside learning to enjoy the rigor and creativity needed to become enthused and successful, life-long mathematicians.
Mathematics is a subject containing many opportunities for pupils to make links to prior learning. Pupils need to be able to move fluently between these different links and representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into distinct areas, but pupils make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency (the ability to recall fundamental mathematical concepts and skills rapidly and accurately), mathematical reasoning (being able to explain an answer) and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems (applying mathematics to a variety of problems, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking different solutions).
We believe that maths should be enjoyable, inspiring and prepare children for the real world. We teach maths through many avenues looking for cross-curricula links wherever possible.