There is a purpose to maths beyond the classroom - maths is a universal language, understood the same virtually all over the world and allows us to better understand the world around us
Maths is a part of our everyday lives and allows us to better understand the world around us and at the Co-op Academy Swinton we believe that it is our duty to inspire young people to see the true beauty of maths in the wider world by bringing maths alive, and make it interesting and easy. These core beliefs and ideals are modelled in our practice to promote the value and enjoyment of the study of maths to students, parents and colleagues. Students should develop their mathematical understanding by working from contexts that make sense to them.
We, over the course of Key Stage 3, will ensure the aims and content of The National Curriculum for Mathematics are followed and enhanced with the ‘Lifelong Learning’ we seek to develop and maximise where students:
- Use real-life applications of maths to see the value of what is being taught and how it can apply to so much of their future careers and lives
- Generalise and solve problems so that they can break down problems into a series of smaller steps, reason mathematically and persevere in seeking solutions
- Understand how maths skills are transferable between subjects like science and technology and apply learning from one subject to another to seek out solutions
- Are competent and confident with numeracy so that every student leaves school fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
Learning maths should be interesting and stimulating, which is why our curriculum is built around applying maths to real-life situations where we teach an array of topics using projects and go deep into the understanding of maths.