• Miss Paula Mair – Principal Teacher of Mathematic, Numeracy & Digital Learning
  • Mrs Emily Inglis- Teacher of Mathematics
  • Mrs Debbie Turska – Teacher of Mathematics
  • Mrs Karen Paterson- Teacher of Mathematics

Why study Mathematics?

Mathematics is important in our everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us and to manage our lives. Using mathematics enables us to model real-life situations and make connections and informed predictions. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.

Mathematics plays an important role in areas such as science or technologies and is vital to research and development in fields such as engineering, computing science, medicine and finance. Learning mathematics gives children and young people access to the wider curriculum and the opportunity to pursue further studies and interests.

Being numerate helps us to function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society. It increases our opportunities within the world of work and establishes foundations which can be built upon through lifelong learning. Numeracy is not only a subset of mathematics; it is also a life skill which permeates and supports all areas of learning, allowing young people access to the wider curriculum.’ (Education Scotland)

At Dumfries Academy we aim to provide a rich curriculum which not only provides our learners with the understanding and skills to progress in Mathematics and prepare them for the variety of numeracy demands they may face in their adult life, but more important than that, we strive to motivate them by sharing with us our appreciation and enjoyment for the subject which is arguably the most important factor to excel in their learning.