Mathematics includes specific aspects of numeracy which will be developed both in mathematics and through activities in other areas of the curriculum.
“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. ” CfE – Principles and Practice.
Learning through mathematics enables young people to:
develop numeracy skills which allow them to participate fully in society
develop a secure understanding of the concepts, principles and processes of mathematics and apply these in different situations, including the world of work
establish firm foundations for further specialist learning, including for those who will be the mathematicians of the future.
Pupils progress through activities involving number, graphs, money, measure, shape, time, problem solving and information handling. At all stages, we aim to make Maths as active as possible and link the maths we are teaching to real life practical situations.
The modern learning and teaching methods we employ rely far less on textbooks and traditional worksheets. A variety of additional resources, including interactive whiteboard materials, are used to enrich learning. Interactive Mental Maths is given emphasis throughout the school to encourage quick recall of number facts.