The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
Liverpool Counts Quality Mark
•The Liverpool Counts Quality Mark is part of a varied programme of strategies targeted at improving maths results for the city’s children.
•The specific aim of the Quality Mark is to tackle the negative attitudes which are prevalent in many areas of our society towards numeracy and mathematics.
•We aim to challenge these widely held views and promote a culture where people readily understand the impact of good numeracy skills and mathematics qualifications can have on the social, financial, health and employment aspects of their lives.
•We also aim to support teachers and other adults in our schools to encourage pupils to make connections in their numeracy and mathematics lessons to real life contexts and with other areas of their school experiences.