Liverpool Counts Quality Mark aims:
To raise standards in mathematics and numeracy
To raise the profile of mathematics and numeracy and challenge negative thinking towards this
To ensure children make real-life connections with maths and with other subjects
To help people understand the positive impact good numeracy skills have on different aspects of their lives e.g. social, financial, health and employment
You may have noticed some changes in our maths lessons. Over the last couple of years, we have been working hard to get our children thinking for themselves and really understanding what they are doing - rather than rote learning.
We believe that by asking the children to think deeper and become masters of their own learning, that they will become life long learners and have the skills, knowledge, understanding and stamina to tackle any situation.
This year we have implemented Maths No Problem! in most year groups. This is a high quality textbook based on the successful Singapore methods of teaching maths.
The children will have the opportunity in all year groups to use concrete apparatus such as diennes, place value counters, tens frames etc. to really embed understanding.