The overarching aim for Maths at Sharples School is to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop ability to recall and apply the fundamentals of mathematics rapidly, fluently and accurately.
  • Use mathematical language incisively and accurately to explain their thinking and present their solutions to problems.
  • Learn to reason mathematically, following a logical line of enquiry, identify relationships and make generalisations, and develop mathematical arguments, justifications and proofs.
  • Experience varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Solve numerical, pictorial and worded problems by applying a range of mathematical skills in both routine and non-routine ways, including by breaking down a problem into a series of simpler steps that facilitate their solution.
  • Develop perseverance in applying their skills to reach hypothetical and practical resolutions to problems and to better understand their world through mathematics.