Mathematics at Blundell's Pre-Prep is based on the new National Curriculum. Each class spends at least 45 minutes every day learning mathematics, with the emphasis very much on practical experience. In the Early Years mathematical development involves providing children with opportunities to practise and improve their skills in numeracy. Children are encouraged to explore and experiment in order to develop a sound understanding of the subject and to make the necessary connections. Children are taught the essential skills and vocabulary needed to develop a firm foundation of mathematical knowledge on which to build. Once these are in place the children learn to relate mathematical operations to real life situations and to undertake problem solving investigations. As children progress they learn to record and discuss their work. Our aim is to deliver a high quality mathematics education that provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and a sense of excitement and curiosity about the subject.