We aim to ensure that through the study of mathematics at Castle Mead our scholars understand both its power and its beauty. First and foremost, this means our scholars are numerically fluent and fully comfortable in the world of numbers but also that they can generalise and reason using both precise mathematical vocabulary and abstract symbols. That they can analyse and evaluate data presented in a variety of forms and draw conclusions from it and that they are able to solve increasingly difficult mathematical problems and communicate their solutions clearly using their deep understanding of mathematical concepts. We ensure they are practiced in using these skills in many and varied contexts and thus will be able to transfer and apply the skills to everyday life as well as to other academic subjects and further study. Through the use of examples from science, technology, engineering and finance amongst others, scholars will learn that mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries and provides the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.
Please find below our Curriculum Intent for Key Stage 3:
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Additional Resources for Home Learning: Year 7 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-7/
The Numberphile website is full to the brim with interesting videos. They’re often not very long and are about a really wide range of mathematical ideas or theories. It also links to their youtube channel where you can also see all of the videos.
Mathigon has a combination of courses which can teach you about a maths topic and activities which are more like fun puzzles related to maths.
Similar to Mathigon, the Parallel website is a series of activities designed to give you a bit of a challenge and show you some maths you might not have seen before. There is a new task released each week which shows you a video and some information then asks you to answer a few questions.
Wild maths: https://wild.maths.org/
Wild Maths is a collection of mathematical games, activities and stories, encouraging you to think creatively. The experiments and activities often come with some optional questions to help you think deeply about the maths that goes with the puzzle.
The website Open Mind has lots of information about science and maths but we especially enjoyed this article about the history of mathematics. It details the greatest moments that have changed how we think about numbers and mathematics over the last 3000 years.
Mrs S Malley