The James Dixon Maths Curriculum aims to be an inclusive, purposeful and contextualised learning journey allowing the children to make links between their mathematics learning and the world they live in.
At James Dixon we aim to ensure that all pupils:
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
Well-structured lessons allow for clear differentiation, appropriate challenge and scaffolding, ensuring pupils of all abilities can consistently and effectively access the Maths Curriculum.
Through the use of practical, visual and concrete resources the children progressively build on essential mathematical skills. The use of concrete and pictorial representations in all year groups allows the children to fully understand the concepts of more abstract and complex calculations and problems.