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“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.” - National Curriculum
At King’s Oak, we aim for all pupils to recognise the importance of maths in everyday life. Our curriculum is coherently
planned, sequenced and adapted to ensure that all pupils meet the 3 main aims of National Curriculum:
● become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly
complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply
knowledge rapidly and accurately.
● reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing
an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
● solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing
sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.” – William Paul Thurston At King’s Oak, we are embedding a teaching for mastery approach, which is ambitious for all students as they are encouraged to develop a deep understanding of concepts. Our curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to appreciate the interconnectedness of maths as well as its application across the whole curriculum and the world around them. “Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.” – Dean Schlicter