Mathematics

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Maths is important for all members of modern society. Mathematical thinking and the use of mathematical techniques is part of the essential equipment that all students need to enter the world of work and decision making.

We believe that Maths should also be a stimulating and enjoyable experience for all of our students, helping them to learn the basic skills and to develop the ability to solve problems in a creative way.

We strive to create an atmosphere where students are challenged and encouraged to do their best.

 

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

The Ecclesbourne School follows the 3 Year National Curriculum

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematicallyby following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

Curriculum Intent

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

 

 

 

Contact: Mrs M. Weighill

If you have any questions or queries relating to the Maths curriculum please email HeadOfMaths@ecclesbourne.derbyshire.sch.uk for more information.