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Mathematics

"Go down deep enough into anything and you find Mathematics"  

Dean Schlicter

At Michael Faraday we believe that all children are capable of becoming competent and confident mathematicians. Maths is an indispensable subject, as it not only provides tools for understanding the world around us, but also helps cultivate wider problem-solving skills.

Maths is all around us and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts will help children to thrive. We use maths every day, from handling money in shops, to telling the time, planning routes and measuring ingredients when cooking. Mathematical knowledge and understanding is essential for our children. 

It is important for our children to consolidate a deep understanding of numerical concepts and build on those concepts through problem-solving and challenge. The world we live in provides ever-changing problems that future mathematicians and scientists will need to address: we aim to provide our children with the open-mindedness and appetite for challenge that will allow them to thrive in the world of their future.

Children should leave Michael Faraday with a love and enthusiasm for maths that will stay with them throughout their lives and empower them in their futures. Every child should know that they are a mathematician and feel confident and excited to challenge their preconceived ideas. Every child should want to overcome historical, prejudicial barriers and use their problem-solving skills to make a positive difference to the world around them.