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“God uses mathematics in everything He makes. He makes things in multiples of sevens, elevens, and forties. Everything that God does, He does according to mathematics: the writing of His Bible, the making of Arcturus and establishing the circuit of the earth. He imparts some of that wonderful knowledge to us that we may know something about His grace and love for us in this respect.” Asa Sparks


Students develop confidence in handling everyday mathematical situations and are encouraged to work out problems using all four operations, both individually and collaboratively. Students make connections between the orderly nature of creation and how Mathematics only continues to operate consistently because God never changes, developing an understanding that, through mathematics, they can see the order of beauty in God’s creation and that of God Himself. Students understand place value and apply their knowledge by solving worded problems. They interpret, gather and represent data, evaluate the probabilities of common events as fractions, decimals and percentages and analyse the results of chance experiments. Students solve problems involving time, length and area, and make connections between volume and capacity. They will develop fluency in representing integers on a number line, calculating simple percentages, using brackets appropriately, converting between fractions and decimals, using operations with fractions, decimals and percentages, measuring using metric units and interpreting timetables.

Topics Include

  • Number and Algebra: Fractions, decimals and percentages, place value, number patterns, number sentences and word problems involving all four operations, financial planning
  • Measurement and Geometry: Angles, using units of measurement, time, shape, location and transformation
  • Statistics and Probability: Chance, collecting data, data representation, interpreting data, and how data is used in the media

Subject Length

  • 12 periods per cycle


  • Booklist items


  • Unit tests
  • Mental arithmetic
  • Problem solving tasks
  • Class projects

“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7