Our teaching of mathematics demonstrates an understanding that all children are different and learn differently. At SMOT our math lessons include explicit teaching of concepts, followed by:

  • Short warm ups or tools sessions that focus on number and the many ways that it can be represented
  • Exposure and continued use of the language that is used in relation to a concept
  • Consolidation through open-ended tasks that pose real life situations – this allows children to work at their own level and investigate problems that they can relate to
  • Whole class/small group/ individual activities that include concrete materials, for example dice, unifix cubes, cards etc.
  • Computer activities

At SMOT we aim to foster a positive attitude toward mathematics and for the children to understand that it is fun and it is with us in our everyday life.

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