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# Primary Framework for mathematics: Learning objectives

A clearer structure for teaching mathematics has been provided by simplifying the structure of the objectives. The seven strands of learning give a broad overview of the mathematics curriculum in the primary phase. Objectives are aligned to the seven strands to demonstrate progression in each strand. The seven strands are not equally weighted. In constructing the strands, knowledge of number facts has been separated from calculation, methods of calculation have been unified, measures have been kept separate from shape and space, and problem solving has been embedded into the broader strand of using and applying mathematics. The seven strands relate very readily to the 1999 Framework and the programmes of study in the National Curriculum Orders for mathematics. Covering the objectives in the seven strands will support children in their progression towards the Early Learning Goals and the appropriate National Curriculum levels at Key Stages 1 and 2.