## Mathematical Thinking

Mathematical Thinking will prepare pupils for the **reasoning and problem solving **challenges of the **new GCSE****.**

**National Curriculum** **Aims **

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

- become
**fluent**…… **reason mathematically**…….- can
**solve problems**…….

**GCSE: ***In the assessments there is a greater emphasis on **problem solving **and **mathematical reasoning**, with more marks now being allocated to these higher-order skills. *

**AO1: ****Use and apply standard techniques**

**AO2: ****Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically**

**AO3: ****Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts**