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Mathematics

“We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics” Katherine Johnson

Intent

Our aim is to equip students with the mathematical knowledge and skills they need to be best prepared for the mathematical demands of their futures.  Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that is essential to everyday life and critical in the fields of science, technology and engineering. As such, we aim to develop students to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics by focusing on numeracy, the skills of which are constantly reviewed and retaught where appropriate. We also want students to be able reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their knowledge to routine and non-routine problems, through the selection of appropriate skills and using core knowledge of skills and vocabulary to explain their approach. Whilst developing students’ ability to work using appropriate written methods we also understand the importance of students using technology to help them with the mathematical demands of everyday life. We therefore ensure we continually develop students’ use of calculators to reflect the advancements in modern technology.

Aims

Knowledge

  • Equip students with the fundamentals of maths
  • Use of worked examples/your turns to ensure students have clear models to refer back to

Strength

  • Challenge students to see mistakes as a hinge point in their learning
  • Encourage students to make links with the application of maths in everyday life using contextual examples

Ambition

  • Challenge students to see the interconnectivity between concepts
  • Inspire students to study maths beyond the classroom
Key Stage 3
Development of mathematical knowledge and skills through a series of topics covering:
Year 7, 8 and 9 Numeracy
Number
Algebra
Statistics
Probability
Ratio and proportion
Geometry and measure
   
Key Stage 4
GCSE mathematics, continuing to deepen knowledge and understanding of:
Year 10 and 11 Numeracy
Number
Algebra
Statistics
Probability
Ratio and proportion
Geometry and measure