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"Pupils are proud of their school. Their good behaviour and positive attitudes make a strong contribution to their success."

Ofsted January 2013


 Subject Leader: Mrs Helks




Mathematics teaching and learning


Mackie Hill J & I School is a ‘Numicon’ school. This means that we adopt the principles of the ‘Numicon’ approach in our teaching and learning of maths, to enable children to achieve the 3 main National curriculum aims:


1. Children become fluent in the fundamentals of maths (‘Do maths’)

2. Children can solve problems by applying their mathematics (‘Use maths’)

3. Children can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry (‘Talk maths’)


This approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics is based on Bruner’s principles of learning, in which he states that children’s understanding of new concepts develops through 3 stages;

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