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.
Mathematics and Numeracy within Broad General Education is divided into three broad areas of study:
Number, Money and Measure includes working with whole numbers, decimals, fractions and percentages. We study negative numbers, multiples, factors, powers and roots. This section includes skills in personal finance, managing time and measure length, area and volume. The relationship between speed, distance and time is explored. We cover a variety of algebra skills including solving equations, working with expressions and using formulae.
Shape, Position and Movement covers the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, Pythagoras and Trigonometry, co-ordinates, scale drawings and navigation.
Information Handling includes collecting, interpreting and displaying data, analysing data and drawing conclusions and understanding probability.
Experiences and Outcomes statements for each area of study can be found at https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/learning-in-scotland/curriculum-areas/Mathematics%20and%20numeracy, in addition to support materials and the National Numeracy and Mathematics Progression Framework.
Students will be assessed using a variety of formative, summative and holistic assessments and given feedback on progress.
Useful websites include:
http://www.mathsworkout.co.uk (students have a username and password to access materials)