Our aim at St Luke’s is to enable our children to make sense of the world around them through developing an ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.
Through their growing knowledge and understanding, we encourage our children to work together, providing opportunities to experience the National Curriculum through ‘real life’ contexts alongside formal approaches. We teach mathematics using the Singapore approach and follow the scheme Maths No Problem . Maths No Problem encourages children to explore maths using concrete apparatus and structured imagery and concrete, in order to understand and explain mathematical concepts.
The teaching behind the ‘Singapore‘ approach emphasises three key aspects of doing mathematics: communicating mathematically, exploring relationships and generalising; all key elements for helping children to develop a deeper level of understanding. We supplement MNP with other high-quality resources, enabling children to further apply the skills they have secures, in challenging contexts.
Alongside the teaching methods is a practical approach to problem solving, in which children are given the opportunity to use maths equipment to practise and consolidate their skills and understanding.
To understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life, we promote: