At INIS, we use a mastery-based approach to learning Mathematics as children’s chances of success are maximised if they develop a deep and lasting understanding of mathematical procedures and concepts. We believe that children need to become fluent with number and develop an automaticity that allows them to progress on to more complex problems over time. They need to be able to reason mathematically, both orally and on paper, using generalisations and justifications to explain their thinking as well as solve problems that require them to break down problems into the small steps required to reach a solution.
Our teachers from nursery to Year two follow a rigorous small step programme for maths ensuring there is access to concrete resources, pictorial representation and children learn to work with more abstract mathematics. Children learn about all areas of mathematics including measurement and geometry to ensure they have the skills to participate fully in life in modern Britain.