Maths

At St Michael and All Angels we use information from the White Rose Maths Hub and activities developed by Tara Loughran to successfully implement problem solving and reasoning across all key stages and develop mastery in mathematics.

An example of the concrete, pictoral, abstract approach to a mathematical concept

An example of the concrete, pictoral, abstract approach to a mathematical concept

 
 
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Concrete

We use concrete apparatus such as bead strings, tens frames and counters, base 10 (dienes) and much more so that the children have a hands on approach and can really see what is happening with the numbers they're using.

 
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Pictorial

We use a lot of models and images to help the children move on from the concrete objects.  

 
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Abstract

Once the children have manipulated concrete objects and investigated the relationships between numbers through models and images they should be confident to tackle more abstract calculations.