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The mathematics teaching at Tollgate Primary School is geared towards enabling each pupil to develop within their capabilities; not only the mathematics skills and understanding required for later life, but also an enthusiasm and fascination about maths itself.

We aim to increase pupil confidence in maths so they are able to express themselves and their ideas using the language of maths with assurance.

We are continually aiming to raise the standards of achievement of the pupils in Tollgate Primary School.

Teaching methods and approaches

The teaching of mathematics at Tollgate provides opportunities for:

  • Group work
  • Paired work
  • Whole class teaching

Individual work

Pupils engage in:

  • Explanation and Reasoning
  • The development of mental strategies
  • Written methods
  • Practical work
  • Investigational work
  • Problem- solving
  • Mathematical discussion
  • Consolidation of basic skills and routines

Children are encouraged to take part in their skill development through the regular practicing of multiplication tables at home and other fundamental knowledge which supports further mathematical understanding.