Mathematics is the music of reason - unknown
At Higher Openshaw Community School, Mathematics is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to more than fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for mathematics by providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of mathematical concepts, knowledge and skills and for the children to develop a love for maths. When teaching mathematics at Higher Openshaw, we intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful and confident in the subject. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictorial and abstract form wherever suitable. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience and acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in learning. Our curriculum allows children to better make sense of the world around them relating the pattern between mathematics and everyday life.
Our school follow the White Rose Hub Maths Scheme which has been influenced, inspired and informed by the work of leading maths researchers across the world. If you would like any more information regarding our Maths scheme please contact Miss Cooper.