Mathematics

Mathematics is an integral part of learning at Dulwich College. All students have a 55 minute period of Mathematics each day. In the Junior School, Years 3 and 4 are taught Mathematics in mixed ability form groups. In Years 5 and 6 pupils are taught in four smaller classes, which are set by ability.

Our aim is to create confident, fluent Mathematicians who develop an enjoyment of Mathematics. Using a wide range of methods, including using practical manipulatives and pictorial approaches, we ensure that the lessons are stimulating and inspiring while meeting the needs both of the class and the individual at every level. Our core scheme is based on the National Curriculum and derives from the highly respected and widely used White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning, while many supplementary resources are used both to support, extend and enrich learning. As a result, the boys are generally working a year ahead of the national norm.

Mathematical language is developed throughout the Junior School and boys are taught to estimate and check their working. Practical work, investigations, reasoning and problem solving activities are integrated at all levels and are at the heart of Mathematics teaching. The most able boys are continually stretched through further challenges. Clubs such as Maths Problem Solving maintain the enthusiasm, while boys are frequently entered for National Primary Maths Challenges.

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