Curriculum Intent


The maths curriculum at Baysgarth aims to build on the foundations from primary school and provide the skills that are essential to everyday life by teaching pupils how to problem solve and try to promote a curiosity in the subject by teaching the ‘why’ as opposed to the ‘do’.

Baysgarth aims to:

  • Allow students to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics by providing students with varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time so that students develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge.

  • Allow students to reason mathematically by applying skills to different contextual problems and that pupils can develop an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

  • Allow students to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication including breaking problems down into a series of simpler steps to find solutions.

  • Allow pupils to develop their mathematical vocabulary in order to improve literacy skills and allow students to justify their mathematical arguments better through collaborative learning.