Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives. At William Fletcher School, there is an emphasis on using and applying mathematics in real life situations and on solving real problems.
Children are taught mental and written maths strategies which develop in line with the National Mathematics Strategy. Children learn to use mathematical language and symbols to record work. There are opportunities for working individually and cooperatively when solving problems.