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Headteacher: Mr T. McGuinness

Mathematics

Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is important in everyday life, many forms of employment, science and technology, medicine, the economy, the environment and development, and in public decision making. Different cultures have contributed to the development and application of mathematics. Today, the subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.

Staff
  • Mr I Brennan - Head of Department
  • Mrs L Gould - Head of KS3 Mathematics
  • Miss M Liebling-Davis - Head of KS4 Mathematics
  • Ms L McFadden
  • Mr M Emmett
  • Mrs M Murphy
  • Mr C Nolan
  • Mr C Graham
  • Mr D Henderson
  • Mrs C Owen
Aims of the Mathematics Department

To develop:

  • A positive attitude to mathematics, including confidence, enjoyment and perseverance;
  • The ability to read mathematics, and write and talk about the subject in a variety of ways;
  • The ability to use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression;
  • The ability to solve problems, present solutions clearly showing all necessary working out, check and interpret results;
  • A willingness and ability to work independently and cooperatively;
  • The ability to apply mathematics in other subjects;
  • The ability to apply mathematics in everyday situations and develop an understanding of the part which mathematics plays in the world.
  • A feel for number, the ability to carry out calculations and to understand the significance of the results obtained;
  • The skill to investigate mathematical ideas to test and prove their own hypothesis;
  • To provide a caring, learning environment in which each pupil is valued and in which each pupil can fulfil their potential;
  • A firm foundation for appropriate further study.
Strategies for Success in Mathematics

There are a range of strategies you can use or attend to help you maximise your potential in Maths.

Events & Activities include:

  • Revision classes (when available)
  • A/A*Intervention (help desk and challenge questions on maths base)
  • B/C/D intervention (help desk and questions available on maths base)
  • Exam Booster Sessions (Carousel lessons in preparation for exam)
  • Lunch time help desk and staff available to help with homework
  • Challenge and differentiated homework (available on show my homework).
  • Dates and times for the above will be shared with pupils weekly.
Equipment

All pupils must have a pen, pencil, ruler and a casio calculator (scientific). The new curriculum has two calculator papers and one non calculator paper. It is vital that pupils have the casio calculator so that we can teach all pupils how to use the calculator from year 7 through to year 11. All Saints subsidise the casio calculator in school and therefore you can buy from our library for £5 (RRP £9.99).

Document Links
Useful Websites
  • www.mathswatchvle.com
  • www.justmathsonline.co.uk
  • www.corbettmaths.com