mastery of mathematics: a state of deep mathematical understanding which we strive for children to achieve.
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to see the steps in calculation at Sandy Hill Academy. It is important that we take these precise steps to ensure that children have a solid understanding of mathematical processes.
In mathematics children at our school:
1) Develop fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and sustained practice to develop procedural and conceptual understanding.
2) Develop mathematical reasoning by identifying relationships and rules, and provide justification using mathematical language.
3) Develop problem solving skills by applying their mathematical understanding to a variety of situations.
4) Develop connections in their mathematical learning and can identify real life applications.
We use hands-on resources to develop our understanding.
If you hear of a part part whole- what does it mean?
A part part whole is one of the mathematical diagrams we used to represent mathematics.
All you need to remember is:
1) Parts added together give you the whole
2) A whole minus a part gives you a missing part.
Parts added together give you the whole.
The whole minus the part gives you the part.
A bar model? We didn't learn mathematics in that way in school?
A bar model is another visual way of representing mathematics and understanding what is required in order to solve a problem. Here are a few ways that is implemented throughout our school.
Watch the slides below to see the variation of bars
Multiplying a number (equal parts to give the whole)
Adding two parts to give the whole
If Simon has 5 sweets, Adam has 3 times as many. How many does he have?
The whole (18) take away the part (15) gives the missing part.
Used to solve ration, proportion and fraction problems.
Dividing a whole into equal parts.