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Cedars Primary School

Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Pride, Ambition

Mathematics Rationale

Maths at Cedars is meaningful and fun as we aim to show our children that Maths has a purpose to their everyday lives, such as telling the time or paying for shopping. Throughout the year, we have Maths themed days so the children can use their problem solving and reasoning skills to find solutions. All pupils have access to MyMaths which is an online Maths programme that really helps children engage and learn. MyMaths can be accessed at home and provides fun activities to consolidate classroom learning.


Some children can find Maths difficult because it is abstract. We believe children should have free access to appropriate, practical classroom resources to allow the children to build on children’s existing knowledge by introducing abstract concepts in a concrete and tangible way. This will then allow them to move from concrete materials, to pictorial representations, to abstract symbols and problems.