At BBIS, we are committed to ensuring that all of our students are successful in the three core areas of maths: fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. It is a fundamental part of PYP learning and we are following the internationally recognised scheme White Rose Maths which ensures that a coherent, consistent approach is adopted across all year groups.
We believe that all students can succeed in maths. Our curriculum aims to provoke inquiry and foster an enthusiasm for maths in students as well as equip them with the skills they need to achieve the highest standards possible. Our goal is for our students to be confident, risk takers in their conceptual understanding and use of maths so that they have the self-belief and determination to succeed when presented with a challenge.
We aim to promote mathematical talk as much as possible so that students become confident communicators when discussing ideas and strategies and making a mathematical language of their own. A key principle of our approach is enabling children to recognise how maths relates to the wider world in order to give the subject meaning and relevance. We draw on strong links to our Unit of Inquiry and reflect on how it can impact on all of our actions.