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St Edburg's CE Primary School

Sapere aude - Dare to be wise


Parent Maths session 5/2/20

The importance of Mathematics

Mathematics is an international means of communication through which information can be presented in a variety of ways such as charts, figures and diagrams. It is a means of obtaining further information through the manipulation of figures and symbols and can be used to predict outcomes.

The teaching of mathematics at St Edburg's School is geared towards enabling each child to develop within their own capabilities, not only the mathematical skills and understanding required for later life, but an enthusiasm and fascination about maths itself.

Our Aims and Objectives


  • We aim to enable children to use mathematics confidently in their lives both inside and outside education, training or employment.

  • We want children to take pride in their mathematical knowledge and achievements.

  • We continually aim to raise the standard of achievement in mathematics at St.Edburg's School.


Our objectives are to enable children to:

  • use mathematics as a means of communication of information and ideas by analysing, representing, interpreting, explaining and predicting.

  • use mathematics as an effective tool for obtaining meaningful results in a wide range of activities and in other curricular areas.

  • appreciate the relationships between the different areas of mathematics.

  • appreciate that there is more than one way of approaching a task and to find their own method. They should be encouraged to show initiative and flexibility and taught to realise that they can learn from their mistakes.

  • work independently and systematically, to decide for themselves which method to use and what equipment is needed for a particular task.

  • use mathematics to develop self-confidence, and so enhance self-esteem.

  • have a positive attitude towards, feel at ease with, and develop a love for mathematics.