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Mount Carmel

Catholic Primary School

I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full - John 10:10

Our Maths Curriculum

Our Maths Lead is Michael Mc Caul

'Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency.'

Rene Descartes

We want every child to leave with the mindset that in Maths, EVERYONE CAN! Power Maths and mastery methods focus on the distinction between ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ mindsets (Dweck, 2007).


Those with a fixed mindset believe that their basic qualities (for example, intelligence, talent and ability to learn) are pre-wired or fixed: ‘If you have a talent for maths, you will succeed at it. If not, too bad!’ By contrast, those with a growth mindset believe that hard work, effort and commitment drive success and that ‘smart’ is not something you are or are not, but something you become.


In short, everyone can do maths! Key mindset strategies A growth mindset needs to be actively nurtured and developed. Power Maths offers some key strategies for fostering healthy growth mindsets to your child.