Mathematics

Maths boys

Staff

D Heritage       Curriculum Leader

J Halley

D Gribben

M Konieczna

Aims & Objectives

Why learn maths? Mathematics equips us with many of the skills required for life, learning and work. Learning Mathematics develops logical reasoning, analysing, problem solving skills, creativity and the ability to think in abstract ways.

Courses

All students will study Maths from S1-4 and some may progress to S5/6.

Senior School:

  • In S4, depending on their Mathematical ability, students will progress to either National 3 life skills, National 4 or 5 Mathematics.
  • In S5/6 students will be considered to proceed to National 4/5, Higher or Advanced Higher

Wider Achievement:

Students may opt to choose Maths study skills as one of their electives. The idea being to improve their study skills and prepare them for the final Maths exams in May.

S1-3 Curriculum for Excellence:

  • During S1-3 students will work through the CfE levels and receive a Broad General Education at the level appropriate to them.

Supported Study

Junior study support is offered every day at lunch and after school in the Support for Students base and in the Maths department on a Wednesday at 1445.

Senior study support is offered at all levels every Monday (N5), Wednesday & (N4/5) and Thursday (H) after school.

Homework

Formal homework issued every fortnight on a Tuesday

Informal homework issued on a regular basis, e.g. finish class work, research some information etc

 Useful Websites

I Am A Mathematician

parentzone/learninginscotland/mathematics/glossary

www.sumdog.com

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.mathsrevision.com

www.edmodo.com

http://www.national5maths.co.uk

http://www.scholar.hw.ac.uk

Maths Poster