Maths

Mathematics

“Developing skilful,systematic problem solvers for life”

Our Maths curriculum intends to:

  • Cultivate a deep understanding and an enjoyment of the subject through a rich,problem solving-

  • based curriculum which nurtures pupils’love of Mathematics;

  • Ensure all pupils are able to use and understand Mathematics so that they can succeed both professionally and personally;

  • Provide opportunities for applying abstract concepts to real world situations in order to grow all

  • pupils’ resilience and confidence, creating inquisitive and effective thinkers.


Course content:

Over the 5 years of school pupils will develop their problem-solving skills,fluency and mathematical reasoning. As skills deepen, pupils are given the opportunity to explore the wonder that is available in all different branches of Mathematics. Specific topics covered are varied but will include various lines of enquiry. As we move into Year 9 there is more of an emphasis on developing skills to a greater depth in Mathematics, with pupils given the chance to fully explore the uses to which their skills can be put. For example, pupils will be taught how their mathematical skills can be used in other subjects – such as Science and Geography – as well as within their personal lives (such as managing personal finances) and future career pathways.


Pupils will:

  1. Develop a deep understanding of place value, with an ability to calculate increasingly complex problems and cross curricular awareness of number in society.

  2. Develop a deep understanding of how to use algebra effectively to help in the solving of problems.

  3. Use a range of problem-solving skills to approach ratio and proportion problems.

  4. Use geometrical properties to solve problems leading to proof using theorems and prior geometrical information.

  5. Represent and interpret data in a variety of ways including the use of probability.


Assessment:

Continual formative Assessment for Learning is carried out by the classroom teacher. There are also formal summative assessments at key points throughout the year. Class teachers may also give class tests on three or more topics to ensure recall and application of the concepts delivered.