At Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School we strive to ensure that all children have a positive learning attitude towards maths. We are in a world where children believe that if they are not fast at maths then they are bad at maths. At Lady J, we are striving to break this stereotype and instil a belief that speed is a tool which helps to develop mathematical knowledge, not the reason for success. We aim to create a curiosity in our children, through our head, heart and hand curriculum, enabling them to become independent, creative and thoughtful mathematicians.
It is important to understand that maths skills need to be taught as well as building mathematical knowledge to give our pupils the fundamental problem solving skills needed in real-life. Mathematics is taught through three key areas of mastery: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. In doing so we aim for our children to build resilience, develop a greater sense of number, confidently articulate their thinking and connect maths to the real world.
MATHEMATICIAN IN RESIDENCE
We were absolutely delighted that Dr. Sophie Carr, who held the
title of the ‘World’s Most Interesting Mathematician’ in 2019, spent a day with
us in school recently. As Sophie has agreed to become our 'Mathematician in residence' we are looking forward to more visits with her soon.