At St Mary’s, children are taught Mathematics through the ‘Teaching for Mastery’ approach. ‘Teaching for Mastery’ is a journey from secure mathematical fluency to reasoning and problem solving. It is important that children are not just taught to memorise facts and methods, it is about being able to verbalise their understanding and apply their skills in different scenarios. Through exploration, clarification and application, children are able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of a topic and build on this throughout their journey at St Mary’s. Please find below the calculation policy and information regarding the ‘Teaching for Mastery’ approach to Mathematics.