The aims of mathematics are that: all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and develop conceptual understanding; are able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and can solve problems by breaking them down and persevering in seeking solutions.
At Surrey Hills, maths is taught daily and great importance is attached to the achieving and understanding of a range of mathematical skills and concepts, as well as building confidence. A strong emphasis is placed on developing mental strategies, with daily counting sessions and discussion of number patterns. In addition, children are given many opportunities to use and apply mathematics through investigations and problem solving activities. Where possible, mathematical skills are also practised in cross-curricular activities.