What Does Optima Maths Teach?

Optima Maths has three major strands.

  • to teach the full range of counting skills required to become a highly competent mathematician so that essential knowledge can be recalled instantaneously;
  • to teach computational skills to high levels of accuracy and fluency, which is crucial to being able to apply these skills;
  • to use and apply mathematical knowledge in a range of contexts such as word problems, practical and theoretical investigations and whole-school collaborations. This way, students explore ways in which maths is used in everyday life and learn its relevance.