Pupils are presented with mathematics in an exciting, stimulating and relevant way showing the elegance and beauty of the subject and we aim to ensure that all pupils are challenged and supported to attain their full potential.
“The best maths learning environments are those where pupils are encouraged to appreciate the beauty and diversity of maths, learning new ideas without pressure or anxiety”. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
The aim of The Laurels School Mathematics Course is to focus on understanding to build confidence and security with maths, to enjoy the subject and discover the richness of mathematical reasoning. Pupils learn the necessary procedures needed to solve problems, often working in pairs or groups.
Mathematics can be like marmite – you either love it or hate it. At The Laurels we will foster a love of maths and your confidence in working with numbers will increase. If you are a keen mathematician then our dedicated and inspirational teachers will help you develop your problem solving skills in preparation for maths competitions.
Years 7 to 8
Pupils develop their knowledge further in all four areas of maths: numeracy, algebra, data handling and shape and space skills. Throughout the year problem solving tasks are worked on to help pupils apply the maths learned in practical situations.
Pupils start to learn elements of the GCSE curriculum in order to prepare them for the GCSE Examination which they will sit at the end of Year 11.
Mathematics (9-1) Edexcel Foundation and Higher Tier.
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Junior Maths Challenge
Team Maths Challenge
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