Calculation Policy


“Maths is essential for everyday life and understanding our world. It is also essential to science, technology and engineering and our economic future depends on it. It is therefore fundamentally important to ensure that all pupils have the best possible maths education.” (HMCI, 2012)

At the Link school, we follow the ‘Mastery approach’ to teaching mathematics. At the centre of the mastery approach is the belief that all children have the potential to succeed. All children should have access to the same curriculum content, and rather than being pushed on to new learning, they should deepen their conceptual understanding by tackling challenging and varied problems, in a range of contexts. With calculation strategies, children must not simply rote learn procedures but demonstrate their understanding of these procedures through the use of concrete materials and pictorial materials.

You can read our full Calculation Policy by downloading the PDF below.

  Calculation Policy.PDF


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