Highly Able Maths
The Highly Able maths groups run alongside the classroom curriculum to provide extra challenge to those children already working above the expected level for their age in maths. The groups focus on deepening the children's mathematical understanding through reasoning and problem solving activities. Through these activities, children learn to develop a flexible approach to problem solving, able to use a number of strategies such as working backwards, trial and error or working systematically. Investigations this year have ranged from 'What happens when you add consecutive numbers?' to 'How many abundant numbers are there?' Whenever possible, the children are asked to explain their mathematics using the correct mathematical language in order to challenge their thinking and further embed these concepts.