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Reasoning in Maths

Reasoning is fundamental to knowing and doing mathematics. We wonder how you would define the term? Some would call it systematic thinking, some would call it problem solving and some believe that mathematical thinking and reasoning are one of the same. Reasoning enables children to make use of all their other mathematical skills and so reasoning could be thought of as the 'glue' which helps mathematics makes sense.

Below is a good starting point to explore what is reasoning and when do children need to reason in mathematics.

We will add further information to this page as the year progresses,