ACHIEVE college encompasses Mathematics
Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing students’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data.
Mathematics is important for pupils in many other areas of study, particularly science and technology. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public decision-making. As a subject in its own right, mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity, and can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time, or a more elegant solution to a problem is discovered, or when hidden connections suddenly manifest.
It enables students to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships. These mathematical forms are widely used for modeling situations; a trend accelerated by computational technologies.
Mathematics is the only subject which transcends all cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the world.
In Key Stage 4 students will either take the AQA Higher GCSE in Mathematics B – 4365 (QAN: 500/8495/1) or the OCR Foundation GCSE in Mathematics B – J567 (QAN: 500/7923/2).
Maths Department News
Our National Profile
It has been an exciting time for the Maths department this year as we have been involved in the developmental stages of two National Projects.
We are 1 of 30 schools in the country that were selected to take part in a National Research Project into Multiplicative Reasoning at Key Stage 3. One of our teachers has also been chosen as one of only 6 teachers in the country to be part of the projects’ national development team. In addition to this, two of our other Maths teachers have taken part in training sessions and have delivered sessions to pupils.
We are also taking part in the Cornerstone Maths project which is looking at using IT to deliver relevant learning experiences for children.
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