Maths is the science that deals with the logic of quantity, shape and relationships. Mathematics is all around us. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including architecture, money, engineering and even art. Numeracy is being able to use and apply mathematical knowledge.
OUR FACULTY AIMS
We aim to develop confidence, interest and enjoyment in mathematics. We use a variety of up-to-date teaching methods and resources to engage pupils and relate their mathematical knowledge to everyday life around them.
The school subscribes to the mathematics website Hegarty Maths (https://hegartymaths.com/) which allows pupils to access topic-based video tutorials, and questions and they then receive immediate feedback on this. It is a widely celebrated resource and used in many schools across the UK. It is an invaluable tool to be used to reinforce their understanding and is an excellent source of revision and practice.
In approaching the Mathematics curriculum we do out best to support learners by:
- Setting challenging targets and high expectations for all pupils
- Encouraging pupils to develop a love for mathematics.
- Developing pupils’ mathematical concepts, skills and knowledge.
- Improving numeracy skills.
- Providing opportunities for mathematical thinking and discussion.
It is vital to have parent and carer support to be able to achieve these aims and to ensure we can build pupil confidence and belief.
Practical things that parents can do to help are look at their child’s exercise books. You will be able to read comments, check homework has been done and encourage revision for assessments. Engage with your child about their use of Hegarty Maths (ask them to show you!). Practise mental arithmetic at home – this would help to improve skills. Ensure that your child attends maths lessons with the equipment that is needed.
Exam board information about our GCSE courses in Mathematics and in Numeracy can be found here: https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/mathematics-gcse/