Tailored consultancy support to develop mathematical problem-solving in real-life contexts.
Developing a calculation policy
The current National Curriculum for Mathematics sets out WHAT the children need to learn, but leaves the HOW schools will deliver to the individual school or groups of schools working in partnership.
The NC document does include an appendix that outlines a progression in written methods for the four operations and certain expectations in mental strategies across each year group – e.g. that children should know their times tables and related division facts by the end of Year 4.
EW Ltd has been working with schools to ensure that current calculation policies include the following:-
The key to a successful Mathematics calculation policy is ensuring that staff have ownership of the document. They have had some input into the process.
Some schools have requested staff input on the mental strategies listed in the calculation policy and this could be factored into the support package.