It is our desire that, through our mathematics curriculum, pupils at St Dominic Savio become fluent in mathematics, are able both to solve problems and to reason mathematically. Mathematics is approached as a creative discipline, providing a foundation for understanding the world and giving pupils the ability to think in abstract ways. As pupils learn mathematics at St Dominic Savio, they acquire fluency in procedures and develop a conceptual understanding of the mathematics they use, selecting from this knowledge to solve increasingly complex problems.
Our mathematics curriculum at St Dominic Savio follows the demands of the 2014 National Curriculum and the key mathematical concepts that children are taught are outlined below. As indicated above, pupils will have the opportunity to engage with these concepts in the abstract, in a real-life context and as legitimate problem-solving activities. These objectives represent the minimum achievement of all pupils and it is expected that a significant number of pupils will exceed these each year. Our success in reaching this goal is reflected in our national test results.
Key mathematical concepts: