Teachers use every relevant subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Confidence in numeracy and other mathematical skills is vital to success across the national curriculum.
Teachers will develop pupils’ mathematical and numeracy reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics. Pupils will be taught to apply arithmetic fluently to problems, understand and use measures, make estimates and sense check their work. Children will be given opportunities to apply their geometric and algebraic understanding, and relate their understanding of probability to the notions of risk and uncertainty. They will also understand the cycle of collecting, presenting and analysing data. They will be taught to apply their mathematics to both routine and non-routine problems, including breaking down more complex problems into a series of simpler steps.