At Armfield Academy we follow a mastery approach to learning mathematics, which encourages pupils to develop and explore their own learning styles. The units of learning in a mastery scheme of work are studied over a longer period of time, allowing students to investigate the individual topics to develop a deeper understanding.
Pupils will be given time to investigate problems using a range of manipulatives before developing onto pictorial and abstract approaches, with support and guidance from their teachers.
Mathematics at Armfield Academy aims to develop pupils’ subject specific language, problem solving skills and resilience, whilst drawing on their inquisitive nature. In lessons pupils will work on tasks as individuals, in pairs or in a group and throughout these, communication and reasoning will be key. Previously studied topics will be interleaved throughout lesson starters and homework activities to support retention and improve transfer of learned skills.