Reasoning gives maths a purpose and helps children to explain their answers and their thinking. Mathematical reasoning is justifying processes, procedures, and creating strong conceptual foundations and connections, in order for children to be able to process new information.
Reasoning moves children beyond simply memorising facts and towards thinking beyond the
rules and procedures to form their own questions.
In Autumn 1 we focused on number and we learn about;
We then looked at the main four operations; Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.
In Autumn 2 we focused on Shape and Space and measurement in the first half.
We learnt about;
Measuring length, capacity and weight
We then moved back to number, looking at odd and even numbers and how to partition numbers in different ways
In Spring 1 we looked at direction.
We then learnt how to solve 2 step word problems by We were adding and subtracting. We use RUCSAC to solve word problems.
Lastly we went back to shape and looked at symmetry.
We continued looking at number in Spring 2. We learnt about fractions and recapped word problems.
We were learning about 'George's Marvellous Medicine' so we made our own potions by measuring out different ingredients.
We then recapped telling the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.