## Mathematics

## Meet the Department

Miss L Jacobs | Head of Mathematics |

Mrs F Porter | Second in Mathematics |

Mr Assuon | Teacher |

Mr M Dorricott | Teacher |

Mr R Jarrett | Teacher |

Mr J Macasaddu | Teacher |

## Subject Overview

At Bishop Challoner we aim to develop enthusiasm, interest and expertise in maths. To equip students with the required skills to engender success across the curriculum, for further study, essential life skills and employment.
We seek to provide an environment that enables each student to: Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â discover for themselves patterns and relationships between mathematical ideas and operations; Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â establish techniques that are appropriate to logical reasoning and problem-solving; Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â master key mathematical facts and operations and their practical applications; Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â understand the impact and use of calculators and other technologies so that both mathematics and technology can be used together in the studentsâ€™ daily environment, now and in the future. Students learn mathematics at different rates and in different ways. It is our aim to provide all students with a common core of mathematical knowledge, with individual differences addressed by differing teaching approaches and speeds. Consequently, students are broadly banded to ensure effective learning occurs in an appropriately supported manner. In KS3 there are three broad bands, and two broad bands in KS4 which lead to the GCSE qualification: The Higher tier is aimed at pupils who intend to study STEM at A Level or university. The Foundation tier focuses on core maths skills to support logical processes and problem solving in the work place. We strive to provide each student with the tools for independent thinking and problem solving, to encourage a positive and successful mathematics experience and to develop the competency necessary to meet future aspirations. |

## Aims and Rationale

The aim of the Bishop Challoner Mathematics Department is to develop an approach towards mathematics in which students, both individually and in groups, explore the concepts of mathematics under the teacher’s guidance.

We aim to provide an environment so that each student will:

cover each of the areas of mathematics during each term i.e. Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, Data Handling, Problem Solving in order to experience a range of different topics and to re-visit these regularly to reinforce and deepen learning;

discover for themselves patterns and relationships between mathematical ideas and operations;

establish techniques that are appropriate to logical reasoning and problem-solving;

master basic mathematical facts and operations and their practical applications;

understand the impact and use of calculators and other technologies so that both mathematics and technology can be used together in the students’ daily environment, now and in the future;

Students learn mathematics at different rates and in different ways. It is the aim of the mathematics department to provide all students with a common core of mathematical knowledge, with individual differences addressed by differing teaching approaches and speeds and students assigned to a group following an appropriate pathway for their needs.

It is the intent of the department to provide students with the tools for independent thinking and problem solving to encourage a successful mathematics experience and competency necessary for further secondary and post-secondary pursuits.

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For further information on the curriculum please email adminoffice@bcs.hants.sch.uk

The school also subscribes to MyMaths, which is constantly being updated with new lessons, games and resources.Â Students have been given their own login details, and if they are not sure they can access them by logging on to the school’s curriculum ICT information page or by asking a member of the school’s Mathematics Department staff.