Maths

Course Introduction

Welcome to the Maths department.

 

Mathematics is important in 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.

In the Maths department we aim to develop confident numeracy, mathematical and problem solving skills which can be applied to real-life situations.

 

Staff

PT – Mrs L. Mitchell

Mr N Anderson

Mr S McLaughlin

 

S1 and S2 Mathematics

We aim to support pupils in their development of skills for life and work by:

 

  • building confidence in numeracy
  • improving problem solving skills and levels of logical thought
  • supporting lifelong learning through encouraging the development of skills in independent study
  • developing personal responsibility by raising awareness of personal finance issues
  • developing skills in working together through collaborative tasks and social goals
  • encouraging the appropriate use of ICT
  • encouraging clear, correct verbal and written communication.

 

SQA

We currently offer SQA Maths courses from National 4 – Advanced Higher as well as the Applications of Maths courses from National 3 – National 5.

The courses aim to:

  • motivate and challenge candidates by enabling them to select and apply mathematical skills in a variety of mathematical and real-life situations
  • develop confidence in the subject and a positive attitude towards further study in mathematics
  • develop skills in manipulation of abstract terms to generalise and to solve problems
  • allow candidates to interpret, communicate and manage information in mathematical form: skills which are vital to scientific and technological research and development
  • develop candidates’ skills in using mathematical language and in exploring mathematical ideas
  • develop skills relevant to learning, life and work in an engaging and enjoyable way

 

Extra-curricular activities

After school supported study currently runs on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Useful links

http://www.mathsworkout.co.uk (students have a username and password to access materials)

http://www.mathsrevision.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

http://www.mathsisfun.com

www.national5maths.co.uk

www.highermathematics.co.uk

www.advancedhighermaths.co.uk