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