At St Anthony’s we aim to promote a positive attitude towards mathematics through a range of contemporary learning and teaching strategies working both cooperatively, collaboratively and independently. We inspire a culture where mathematical skills and knowledge are robust, adaptable and transferable in a global society.
We are committed to a whole school approach of embedding the mathematical proficiencies; understanding, problem solving, fluency and reasoning, through evidence-based teaching strategies and ‘hands on’ and open-ended learning experiences. Ongoing professional development for our teachers, both internal and external, is a priority in ensuring both mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge is continually developed.
Throughout our mathematics sessions the students are encouraged to articulate strategies used, consolidate their learning and to extend their knowledge to develop deeper understanding of concepts taught. They are immersed in differentiated experiences, based on student data, that allow each child to engage with and develop these understandings at their point of need.