Mathematics is a core subject of the primary National Curriculum which introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life. It helps children to make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners.  Mathematics is an essential part of our curriculum at Alexander McLeod and so is taught daily. Mathematics knowledge is also transferable to other areas of the primary curriculum such as science and technology. Children need to understand the importance of mathematics as many future careers are based around the subject.