The Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum is presented in five content areas:
- Handling data.
- Problem solving.
The first four content areas are all underpinned by Problem solving, which describes using techniques and skills and the application of understanding and strategies in solving problems. Mental strategies are also a key part of the Number content. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. The Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum framework provides a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education can be built.
The Mathematics curriculum provides a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives from Kindergarten 2 to Grade 5. The objectives detail what the learner should know or what they should be able to do in each grade level of Elementary education. The learning objectives provide a structure for teaching and learning and a reference against which learners’ ability and understanding can be checked. The learning objectives are distributed to all parents at the beginning of the year.