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Mathematical Vocabulary

Our curriculum design helps pupils develop unique perspectives by establishing classroom environments that promote thinking, reasoning, and mathematical discussion. New mathematical vocabulary is systematically introduced across the key stages in Number, Geometry and Measure to promote a high level of subject-specific literacy. 


  • Using correct mathematical language is crucial for thinking, learning and communicating mathematically.

  • We encourage children to explain what they are doing and why they are doing it.

  • When children are first introduced to new vocabulary, it is not essential that children remember these words - but this modelling will help them become familiar with the terms, gradually beginning to use them accurately and with understanding in later years.