The department is staffed by a dedicated team of maths who embrace a range of different teaching approaches including group activities, personalised learning projects and using a range of Digital Technologies.
Mathematics is not about answers, it’s about processes. Mathematics is the language of logical problem solving. This is done through students becoming fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and to be able to reason mathematically. The key elements of the Maths curriculum are Number, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Ratio and Proportion. Mathematics helps us to solve problems from finding out the best buy in a supermarket to calculating the amount of paint needed to paint a room to understanding what makes a beautiful face to working out the risks of taking a particular medication. Confidence in numeracy is often mistaken for a confidence in Mathematics and this presents the problem some students find from moving from KS2 to KS3. The more students realise it is a language to break down problems into smaller steps, to find generalisations and patterns in the world and to provide a tool for application in technology, science, geography, music and art to name just a few, the more the students will understand the beauty of the subject. Our curriculum is a spiral curriculum to ensure students meet the skills regularly and build on the challenge every year.
The Maths department are based in a suite of rooms off the central College corridor. All classrooms are fitted with Interactive Whiteboards.
We offer a range of opportunities for students to be involved in Mathematics outside of the classroom including becoming a Numeracy Ambassador, UKMT competitions, celebrating Pi Day and lunchtime clubs.
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