Gatehouse Avenue, Bristol, Avon BS13 9AB

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St Pius X Catholic Primary School

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St Pius X Catholic Primary School

Maths

The aim of Maths at St Pius.

  • To help children understand the importance of maths beyond the classroom.
  • To enjoy their experience of maths and develop a positive attitude towards it.
  • Build confidence and accuracy with number, number systems and calculation.
  • To develop the ability to think logically, reason, identify relationships and solve problems.
  • Explore maths through independent thinking, collaborative working, discussion and the use of practical equipment to help children visualise and understand mathematical concepts.

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Some changes that may be different from when you were at school.

  •  When multiplying by 10 you do not just 'add zero'- you move the digits to the left and put a zero as a place holder.
  • The decimal point cannot move - You can only move the digits to the left or to the right.
  • When solving Column  Methods for Addition and Subtraction or Short Methods for Multiplication and Division, we no longer use the words 'carrying' and 'borrowing' we use 'regrouping'.
  • Whether you are carrying or borrowing, mathematically you are regrouping your units, tens, hundreds etc...... to another column on the place value chart.

We do not do 'sums' - 'sum' is a mathematical word that means 'addition', everything else is a 'calculation'.