Primary Math Overview
Math introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are crucial in everyday life and supports learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them.
At Al Basma British School, children enjoy using Math to solve a problem especially when it leads them to an unexpected discovery or new connections. As they grow in confidence, children look for patterns, use logical reasoning, suggest solutions and try out different approaches to problems. Children learn to explore and explain their ideas using symbols, diagrams and spoken and written language. They start to discover how mathematics has developed over time and contributes to our economy, society and culture. Studying Math stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.
At Al Basma, children receive four 1 hour lessons and one 40 minute problem solving lesson each week. Key vocabulary is embedded at the beginning of the topic and used throughout the lessons.