Maths Faculty Statement and Aims
Aims and Objectives
Using the Programmes of Study from the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum to develop:
- A positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics.
- Competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills.
- An ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
- An ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.
- An ability to communicate mathematics.
- An ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.
- An understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment
Through careful planning and preparation we aim to ensure that throughout the school students are given opportunities for:
- Practical activities
- Mathematical games
- Problem solving
- Individual, group and whole class discussions and activities
- Open and closed tasks
- A range of methods of calculating e.g. mental, pencil & paper and using a calculator
- Working with computers and iPads as to enhance the learning experience
Mathematics equips with by introducing children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. It enriches children’s learning in fostering and developing creativity through mathematical principles.
The structure of Mathematics comprises of 4 strands of learning:
- Number, i.e. counting, place value, operations and fractions
- Measurement, i.e. weight, capacity, length, time and money
- Geometry, i.e. shapes, symmetry, positional language
- Statistics, i.e. interpreting and analysing visual representation
These strands are interrelated and develop a range of skills needed across the Curriculum. These strands are covered in Maths lessons through the set Programmes of Study across the Key Stages.
The curriculum is flexible and adapted to meet the varying abilities and needs of all our pupils from the very complex through to the students who are capable of attaining external qualifications.
Mathematics equips children with skills they need in life beyond school.
Mrs A Mistry - Faculty Lead, Mathematics