Welcome to the maths page!
Children are enthused by maths at Much Birch Primary School.
We follow the mastery approach to maths; everyone can achieve.
Children realise the importance of maths in 'real life.'
Success in maths is celebrated.
Vocabulary walls promote the use of accurate mathematical terminology. This is modelled by teachers and encouraged when the children reason about the maths they are learning.
Regular exposure to fluency, reasoning and problem solving in lessons, specific theme days and maths across the curriculum, help our children to develop excellent problem solving skills which include: resilience, perseverance, adaptability, the ability to spot connections etc.
In addition to our maths lessons, timetabled fluency sessions involving the rehearsal of number bonds, times tables etc. help develop the pupils' declarative knowledge in maths.
Rehearsal and consolidation are embedded into our curriculum, as well as the introduction of new concepts, through frequent recaps and flashbacks.
We have a progression map and a whole school calculation policy (see below,) which ensures that all staff and children are consistent in their use of effective and efficient teaching and learning methods. This ensures progression and a smooth transition between year groups.
We use high quality planning, intervention sessions, resources and adult guidance to target learners who might need additional support at times. Rapid graspers also reach their true potential through use of challenge in lessons.
Problem Solving Day
I like maths because I like answering really hard questions and the challenges make me think but they are fun.
I like using the base 10 to make numbers because it helps me write them down.
I like finding out the answers to calculations because we can work them out in lots of different ways, using lots of different things.
I really enjoyed the problem solving day when Subject Revolution came. We did really fun activities whilst learning. I loved cracking the codes.
Maths Learning Links
We make a lot of use of online maths games and activities in school. Some of the links below are our most popular. Why not try some of them and let us know what you think…?
Need to brush up your maths vocabulary?
“The original A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 630 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language with definitions, examples, activities, practice and calculators. A Maths Dictionary for Kids Quick Reference is a device friendly html version with definitions and detailed examples for over 950 math words and terms.”
Internet based games and songs related to times table practice
Times Tables Rockstars
General sites with lots of interactive games/quizzes on all areas of maths
Lots of interactive games on all the maths topics.
Numeracy resources to support learning at home
Please click on the link to open a new page with a PDF of each resource.