Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance and for personal decision making. Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding Science, Engineering, Technology and Economics. It is essential in public decision making and for participation in the knowledge economy.
Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all pupils when they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution or notice hidden connections. Pupils who are functional in mathematics and financially capable are able to think independently in applied and abstract ways and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.
Mathematics is a creative discipline. The language of mathematics is international. The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and also for its own sake.
Mathematics is one of the core subjects in the National Curriculum. It is important in most other subjects as well as in everyday life and many forms of employment. Our aim is to provide a supportive environment where students can work to the very best of their ability.
The Mathematics Department at Kingswood consists of teachers who are dedicated to improving the mathematical ability of your child.
'I like Maths because my teacher makes it interesting.' (Ben, Year 8)
'I like Maths as it makes me think and I find it interesting.' (Lucy, Year 9)
'Maths is much more interesting now as I see a purpose in it.' (Megan, Year 10)