Intent and Policies
Progression of skills
Maths at Cranbrook
We at Cranbrook Primary School aim to provide a rich mathematics pedagogy which teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate fluently, reason mathematically and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.
Our calculation policy encourages the use of CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) methods. This means that children are always given opportunities to understand a concept by using concrete manipulatives such as Numicon, counters or multilink cubes, to fully investigate the concept and develop a thorough understanding of place value at the same time as being able to investigate it pictorially and abstractly. By representing the concept pictorially the children will draw images of apparatus to visualise the calculation and embed the image and then will consolidate their knowledge of concrete and pictorial maths in the abstract stage using mathematical symbols.
Our maths lesson enable our children to develop fluency, mathematics reasoning and problem solving in high quality activities using strategies such as guided maths and APE it (Answer it, prove it and explain it)!