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British Values in Maths

British Values in Mathematics at Prince Rock


Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK.

These values are Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty.



  • Maths parliamentarians to support with the development of maths across the school from the children’s perspectives (taking part in pupil voice, data collection for votes, etc.)
  • School council to conduct voting exercises where data collection is involved (e.g. voting for the colours of the friendship bench).
  • Teamwork in group work.
  • Taking turns to listen to everyone speak and give their answers and explanations.
  • Taking into account the views of others in shared activities.


Rule of Law

  • Undertake safe practices, following class rules during tasks and activities for the
  • benefit of all.
  • Understand the consequences if rules are not followed.
  • Following rules when playing maths games.
  • Applying rules in calculations, algebra and geometry.


Respect and Tolerance

  • Use of oracy hand gesture to disagree in a respectful way with the answers of others whilst in class.
  • Work within boundaries to make safe choices during practical activities.
  • Make own choices within data handling activities.
  • Teamwork in group work.
  • Respecting other children’s views which may differ from their own (e.g., the best way/most efficient way to solve a problem).
  • Use maths to learn about different faiths and cultures around the world (e.g., looking at patterns/shapes within Islam/Hindu religions).


Individual Liberty

  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence in maths.
  • Allow children to make mistakes and learn from them.
  • Children to behave appropriately, allowing everyone the opportunity to work effectively.
  • Children to understand the importance of taking turns and sharing equipment.
  • Review each other’s work respectfully using school talk rules.
  • Work collaboratively on projects/problems as well as help and advise others.
  • Model freedom of speech. Devising own ways to present ideas and solutions.
  • Challenge stereotypes (e.g., assemblies about maths in the wider world and how women can be engineers / men can be hairdressers etc.).