At Cottingley Primary Academy we want each and every child inspired to choose a Remarkable Life and so we have designed our maths curriculum to reflect this. We want our maths curriculum to provide the children with as many opportunities as possible to enable them to truly find their remarkable. Our school is about creating exciting and engaging learning opportunities for all children, so that they learn to love learning and create really special memories of their time in school.

Cottingley, as part of the AET Mathematics Community, hold the common vision that

It is our duty to inspire young people to see the true beauty of mathematics in the wider world by bringing mathematics alive, thereby making it exciting, relevant and easy

This vision is underpinned by our core principles of an AET Mathematics Education, which build on the aims of the National Curriculum to deliver opportunity and development for all:

  1. Everyone can be a mathematician

  2. Commitment to the ‘why’, not just the ‘how’

  3. Always aiming for fluency with the unfamiliar

  4. Relish and enjoy the challenge and exploration of the mathematical world

  5. Engage the power of the learner, learning mathematics is a collaborative process

  6. Mathematics is everywhere - it’s a universal language

  7. Celebrate and explore different approaches

  8. Mathematics is a creative discipline; the answer is only the start

As a consequence, an AET Mathematics Pupil will develop the following characteristics:

  1. Be inquisitive

  2. Be a resilient problem solver - have the confidence to try and try again

  3. Make connections and find patterns, within mathematics and across the entire curriculum

  4. Be open to different approaches, recognise the strengths and weaknesses of these and how this changes in different situations

  5. Have a sense of accomplishment and pride - find satisfaction in solutions

  6. Be fluent and aim for complete mastery

  7. Be confident mathematical communicators; explain, justify and reason

  8. Appreciate both the relevance of maths and its abstract beauty

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