At Westrop children have the opportunities to learn the various concepts within the national curriculum for mathematics. Alongside daily numeracy lessons children learn their times tables, become involved in quests and apply their knowledge through problem solving. The children respond to the tasks set for them and are encouraged to challenge themselves further through personal selection of the questions they answer. In this way the curriculum can be tailored to each child’s individual learning needs.

    • Number and Place Value
    • Addition and Subtraction
    • Multiplication and Division
    • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
    • Measurement
    • Properties of Shapes
    • Position and Direction
    • Statistics
    • Problem solving, mental computation and explaining methods through the themes above are crucial to becoming a successful mathematician.

Mathematics Appendix 1: Examples of formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

This appendix sets out some examples of formal written methods for all four operations to illustrate the range of methods that could be taught. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list, nor is it intended to show progression in formal written methods. For example, the exact position of intermediate calculations (superscript and subscript digits) will vary depending on the method and format used.

For multiplication, some pupils may include an addition symbol when adding partial products. For division, some pupils may include a subtraction symbol when subtracting multiples of the divisor.