Maths at Cuddington and Dinton

Intent 

At Cuddington and Dinton C of E, school we provide a high-quality and challenging approach to maths. We have adopted a mastery approach to deliver the three main aims of the National Curriculum.  

Our Mastery approach places emphasis on the cumulative mastery of essential knowledge and skills in mathematics. It embeds a deeper understanding of maths by utilising a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach so that children fully understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping the deeper understanding. This approach enables children to develop independence, confidence and competence to be independent mathematicians who are well equipped to apply learning to the wider world.  

‘Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.’
— Shakuntala Devi