Mathematics is a core subject of the National Curriculum. It is given a high priority at Copenhagen Primary School. It is a tool for everyday life. It teaches children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems.
At Copenhagen Primary School children develop the skills, confidence and competence with numbers and measures. They cultivate an understanding of the number system, a range of computational skills and the ability to solve number problems in a variety of contexts. Mathematics also demands practical understanding of measurement and graphs, diagrams, charts and tables. At the heart of our Mathematics is the ability to calculate mentally.
Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged with rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with basic skills are given opportunities to consolidate their understanding before moving on.
To help enable us deliver the best teaching possible we are currently transitioning across to the New Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014).
‘Mathematics is not only a language and a subject in itself, but it is also critical in fostering logical and rigorous thinking’ – Carol Vorderman, A world-class mathematics education for all our young people (Aug. 2011)
We are trialing the LA draft calculation policy. Islington Calculation Policy (draft)