Aims of the Mathematics Department
The mathematics department at King’s encourages pupils to develop;
a positive attitude to mathematics, including confidence, enjoyment and perseverance;
a feel for number, and understand the significance of results obtained;
the relevant levels of computational skills, concepts and knowledge for their age;
confidence in the use of number, algebra, shape, space ,measures ,data handling and probability;
an ability to think and communicate mathematically- precisely, logically and creatively;
a willingness to work both independently and co-operatively;
an appreciation of pattern and relationship in mathematics;
the ability to classify, generalise and justify or prove statements;
the ability to be able to apply mathematics to other areas of the curriculum;
the ability to solve problems, present solutions, and interpret results;
a firm foundation for further study;
the ability to produce imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas;
we aim to help all pupils to achieve their mathematical potential.
The minimum objective of the Mathematics department is to teach the National Curriculum at an appropriate level to all pupils, bearing in mind any additions or alterations needed to accommodate the CE syllabus or advice from particular schools. In addition to this and the previous stated aims we hope to encourage and foster the mathematical development of each pupil.