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Mathematics at Iver Heath Infant School and Nursery

Introduction: The Nature of Mathematics
Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas, and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real-life problems. It also provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.  
To ensure that all children develop an age appropriate ability to manipulate number while applying and generalising key early mathematical concepts in a variety of situations, including reasoning and problem solving.
To deliver the ‘intent’ we use the Programmes of Study from the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, as well as the White Rose and NCETM Mastery Number schemes of work. It is our aim to develop:
• a positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics;
• competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills;
• an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately;
• the ability to use our own initiative and to work both independently and in cooperation with others;
• an ability to explain reasoning and how problems are solved;
• an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life;
• an understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment;
• embedding of key concepts, mathematical knowledge and skills to master the subject at all levels.
To view a full copy of our mathematics policy please click here.