There is much more to maths than just remembering times tables and doing sums. While these are still very important, the learner also needs to be able to see patterns, to locate themselves and find their way, to know about the shapes that make up the spaces around them, to measure things, to tell the time, and to understand graphs, facts and figures that are so much a part of our world now.

Above all, they need to be able to use the maths they know in everyday situations from an early age.