DMPS Mathematics Vision
At Devon Meadows Primary School we educate our students to become critical thinkers and solve problems in an engaging learning environment. Our aim is to provide mathematical experiences that are collaborative, challenging and encourage risk taking with a positive mindset.
During Term 4, Senior students will be focusing on the following in Mathematics:
Number and Algebra: Students will learn how to create and use simple financial plans, find percentage discounts and calculate GST, investigate the connection between multiplication and division as ‘inverse operations’ and use factors and multiples to solve problems, use estimation and rounding to check the ‘reasonableness’ of answers as well as continuing to practise automatic recall of times tables and number facts.
Measurement and Geometry: Students will focus on formal units of measurement and converting between them, interpreting maps and plans involving scale and ratios as well as using compass directions and latitude and longitude to locate position.
Statistics and Probability: Students will conduct experiments involving chance and compare the variation in frequencies observed across experiments with the expected frequencies. To describe probabilities, they will employ fractions, decimals, and percentages. Furthermore, students will interpret various data displays, including those representing two categorical variables, and analyse data presented in the media.Additionally, significant emphasis will be placed on developing students' problem-solving skills in mathematics and their understanding of the language of probability.
This Term in Mathematics, students will cover a variety of key skills and concepts. Firstly, our students will participate in a range of engaging activities that will develop their understanding of fractions and decimals. Students will also investigate place value and operational understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Towards the end of Term, students will develop their geometric reasoning by exploring 2D and 3D shapes, as well as angles. Students will continually be assessed on these topics in order to cater to all learning needs. Our students will also participate in a daily review three-times a week that revises concepts taught earlier in the year.
This term in Mathematics, our students will continue to build upon their skills and understanding across a range of different maths concepts. Students will engage in a range of open-ended tasks allowing them to explore a variety of problem-solving strategies. Students will continually explore number and place value and develop a better understanding of how mathematical operations are linked and used in everyday activities.
Students will explore time in relation to half-hour and quarter to and past. They will also develop their vocabulary such as hours, days, weeks, months to describe duration.
Other mathematical concepts that will be explored throughout this term are 3D shapes and being able to name their properties using the correct vocabulary. This includes faces, vertices, edges, and corners. Students will also gather, record, and analyse collected data then display this appropriately. They will be using informal units to measure and compare length as well as exploring capacity.