Stages of Calculation
The Stages of Calculation are designed to provide a structured and consistent approach to teaching and learning mathematics. The rationale behind this is to establish clear expectations and guidelines for both teachers and students, ensuring a progressive and systematic development of mathematical skills. By implementing The Stages of Calculation, educators can promote a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and help students build a solid foundation for future learning. The Stages of Calculation outlines specific strategies, methods, and resources to be used in teaching various mathematical operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of mental math, problem-solving techniques, and the application of mathematical skills in real-life situations. Ultimately, the Stages of Calculation seek to foster mathematical fluency, confidence, and a lifelong appreciation for the subject.
The successful implementation of The Stages of Calculation will assist in ensuring our children are exposed to a quality mathematics curriculum that strives to ignite and enthuse them for lifelong learning. It aims to deliver a high-quality mathematics education which provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics. Teachers will have a structure in which to teach the core content of the National Curriculum which will allow them to ensure children have the mathematic skills required to understand the uses and implications of mathematics, today and for the future. Our offer will hopefully inspire children to become our mathematicians of the future.