Overview

Mathematics is an integral part of the school curriculum. It supports logical thinking and reasoning, promotes creativity, helps develop problem solving skills and geometrical reasoning, the analysis and interpretation of information and data as well as promoting numeracy at all levels. Mathematics’ importance can be identified in all curriculum areas. Its prevalence is perhaps most apparent in the STEM subjects where true cross-curricular links are forged. The functionality of mathematics is a vital component of everyday life. Basic numeracy provides knowledge of essential key skills that support life-long learning. Logical processing is enhanced through the use of ICT.

Mathematics models the world we live in. The language of mathematics transcends all cultures and beliefs. It is a truly international, logical, language.

Aims

  • To set challenging targets with high expectations for, and of, all pupils.
  • To offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning
  • To engage and motivate pupils and demand their active participation in all lessons.
  • To smooth the transition for pupils between Key Stages and ensure progression in learning throughout their time at Grace Academy Darlaston.
  • To offer pupils the chance to explore enrichment opportunities outside of curriculum time and enhance their enjoyment of mathematics.

Objectives

At the end of his/her mathematical education in this school, each pupil will:

  • Have an excellent knowledge of basic numeracy.
  • Be able to understand the mathematics likely to be encountered in daily adult life.
  • Reason logically and be able to set out clear mathematical arguments.
  • Identify patterns, make connections and move from specific situations to general results.
  • Problem solve systematically, choosing appropriate mathematical techniques to obtain their solution.
  • Communicate mathematics effectively, with clarity and enhancing this by using ICT.
  • Interpret real-life information given in data form or otherwise, drawing conclusions and making general statements.
  • Follow logical processes.
  • Experience satisfaction in and enjoyment of their mathematical achievements.
  • Obtain the formal mathematical qualifications needed for their chosen career or future pathway.
  • Be offered opportunities to maximise their attainment in mathematics at every Key Stage.
  • Perform the basic mathematical skills needed in their chosen career or for entry to higher or further mathematical education.