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.
'Maths has always been a favourite subject of mine & the maths department has always adhered to my passionate curiosity towards the mathematical world often finding myself both cognitively stimulated and challenged when meeting new tasks set. They have allowed me to grow into a confident mathematician and supported me along my burgeoning experience' - Bianca
'I feel that teachers in the maths department have helped me to get where I am today. They have not only helped me just for the past year but straight for the start. They are all very helpful & understanding. This all helped me to get higher than the grade I was predicted'-Kayleigh
'The maths department has allowed me to develop useful problem-solving skills I can implement in real life. I have loved maths since a very young age and the maths department have given me many exciting opportunities like taking part in the UK maths challenge.' - Prince
'Since Year 7, I've been helped by a large number of teachers in the maths department to become the best I could be. Whenever I had a problem, there was always someone to ask and this guided me to a really good grade that was higher than my target grade.' - Luke
'The whole of the maths department is caring and helpful in every sense of the word. If I was stuck, I could easily ask for help and they gave me opportunities to further my understanding outside of school e.g. UK maths challenge & masterclasses spanning a number of months with an external organisation called TalentEd.' - Arrik