Numeracy at DMA may look different to other schools. We focus on studying topics more slowly and in more depth, making links between different areas of maths, allowing scholars to master every mathematical skill before extending their thinking. It is our priority to ensure that all students enjoy the beauty and relevance of maths, acquiring the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the future. By the end of year 7 every scholar will have mastered 'number', by year 8 'algebra and geometry' and by year 9 'extended geometry and statistics'. Each year develops on the last as pupils make links with their previous learning, embedding our mastery approach to mathematics.