Description

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.

Assessment

Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.

Homework

Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of researching key concepts, quizzes for recapitulation and subject related fun, completion of coursework.

Reporting

Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework, grades and teacher feedback. Additionally parents can arrange consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.

Pupils receive a high-quality mathematics education which provides them with 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.

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 mathematically by 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 nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  4. Geometry and measures
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics

A scientific calculator is mandatory. The lessons will be delivered via the virtual classroom, which consists of a virtual whiteboard that both students and the teacher can write upon. In mathematics, drawing diagrams and handwriting calculations is key to learning, so all students will be required to purchase a graphics tablet and stylus pen in order to be able to answer problems on the whiteboard. There are many such tablets available on Amazon, we recommend the Trust Flex Graphic Tablet (~£25), or if you have an iPad and Macintosh, we recommend purchasing a Wacom Bamboo Stylus (~£6) and downloading the Astropad application (~£15) from the app store. Students will be expected to take notes so a lined paper will also be necessary, alongside a ruler, protractor and drawing compass. A printer and scanner will also be useful.

Nothing mandatory as we expect the lessons to be self-contained, but some recommended textbooks are the CGP KS3 Maths Workbook & Study Guides and Collins KS3 Workbooks.

The Teacher

Mrs. Smith is a highly trained, qualified maths teacher with 30 years teaching experience. Her love of the subject is apparent to all of her pupils and is infectious. She has a fine record of motivating pupils to outstanding success in mathematics examinations.

Mrs. Smith has been invоlved in mаrking KS3 assessments, I GCSE аnd A level (Pure Mаths Cоre 2 & 4 ) exаm pаpers fоr the exam board fоr а number оf yeаrs, rоles in which she has аlwаys received excellent feedbаck аnd аssessment.

Mrs. Smith enjoys spending time with her family аnd she enjоys running, reаding аnd wаlking her dоg. She thоrоughly enjоys wаtching rugby аnd hаs been tо а number оf live mаtches. Additionally, she enjоys bаking, аnd hаs tried her hаnd аt bread making but nоt very successfully. Her cаkes, particularly the chоcоlаte оnes are a big hit with her family.

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