Specific Aims of Department Maths

The Department aims to:

  • help pupils enjoy mathematics and provide a rewarding experience.
  • develop oral, written and practical mathematical knowledge and skills in a manner which encourages confidence.
  • read mathematics and write and talk about the subject in a variety of ways.
  • develop a feel for number, make calculations and understand the significance of the results obtained.
  • apply mathematics in everyday situations and across the curriculum.Solve problems, present solutions clearly, check and interpret the results.
  • develop the abilities to reason logically, to classify, to generalise and to prove.
  • recognise that a situation may be presented mathematically, identify and interpret relevant mathematical factors.
  • use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression.
  • develop qualities of co-operation and flexibility.