The children are taught mental strategies and are offered a wide variety of mathematical experience to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the use of number, algebra, measurement, shape and space and data handling. Children will be given opportunities to apply and practice these skills through problem solving using real life scenarios. They will also be expected to learn the multiplication tables and may be set homework.
From time to time, children get the chance to participate in maths challenge days. This year, we have been lucky enough to take two sets of Year 4 children to The Mary Rose Museum where they took part in a stimulating practical activity, directly linked to the management of the Mary Rose. They had to use all of their skills in number, statistics and measurementto complete their activity - to work out how to ensure there was enough food and supplies in the hold for the sailors and officers to be able to set sail without going hungry -and all bought within a very tight budget!