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Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include, logic, reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is important in everyday life, science, technology, medicine, and the economy.

Pupils learn how to use and apply and understand number, calculate, understand shape, handle and interpret data, measure length, weight, capacity and time as well as use their newly acquired skills to solve problems and investigate the world around them.

At Nelson Mandela School, our aim is to…

    • Develop a positive attitude towards maths by presenting it as an enjoyable and fascinating subject.
    • Develop children’s confidence in their own ability to understand mathematical concepts and use and apply skills learnt to tackle problems and carry out investigations.
    • Develop their own ability to think clearly, logically with independence of thought and to be flexible in their approach.
    • Make children aware of the uses of maths in everyday learning and the world beyond the classroom.
    • Encourage children to work both independently and in cooperation with others.

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