In Key Stage 3, we try and communicate the usefulness of learning mathematics as well as an appreciation of the beauty and creativeness of the subject.
- Develop understanding of mathematics in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment
- Develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and construct mathematical proofs
- Learn a range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in solving problems
- Develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to everyday life, society, the world of work and other disciplines
- Use mathematics as an effective means of communication
- Gain the skills necessary to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, while recognising their limitations
- Take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical progress
- The mathematics curriculum spirals throughout the school
- Active learning and problem solving is encouraged at all levels
- Differentiated work throughout the school
- Focus on problem solving and developing number, leading on to more formal methods working as individuals and as part of groups.