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 focus on number and we learn about;
We then look at the main four operations; Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.
In Autumn 2 we focus on Shape and Space and measurement in the first half.
We learn about;
Measuring length, capacity and weight
We then move back to number, looking at odd and even numbers and how to partition numbers in different ways
In Spring 1 we look at direction.
We then learn how to solve 2 step word problems by We were adding and subtracting. We use RUCSAC to solve word problems.
Lastly we go back to shape and look at symmetry.
We continue looking at number in Spring 2. We learn about fractions and recap word problems.
We learn about 'George's Marvellous Medicine' in Literacy so we make our own potions by measuring out different ingredients.
We then recap telling the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.