An understanding of all mathematical concepts is seen as important at Elm Park School. The understanding and use of numbers underpins all mathematical teaching. Students start learning basic facts in addition and subtraction very early in their mathematics teaching, a sound knowledge of the essential basic facts assists students to work with many different mathematical concepts. Class programmes cover geometry, measurement, statistics and problem solving. An essential aspect of mathematics for the children is the ability to discuss their understanding and knowledge of what processes and strategies they are using.