At Sandringham School, we aim to provide a Mathematics curriculum which ensures that students appreciate Mathematics as a dynamic and vibrant subject in its own right, whilst building the capacity to solve practical problems in the real world.
Our aim is that students will develop a love and appreciation of Mathematics by :
- Becoming fluent in mathematics, through varied and frequent practice, so that they are able to apply and recall knowledge rapidly.
- Being able to reason mathematically by developing an argument, justification. or proof using mathematical language
- Applying their knowledge to a variety of routine or non-routine problems with increasing sophistication.
We recognise that Mathematics is of a cumulative nature, and the repeated revisiting of topics leads to progressively deeper understanding of the underlying principles. This enables students to apply these principles across a range of subjects and contexts.
This process of regular and repeated practice of challenging topics requires perseverance and resilience.
In turn this enables students to develop their logical thinking and, through the use of systematic methods, communicate and solve a variety of problems, thus providing them with a foundation for understanding the world