What is Mathematics for at Meridian High School?
The intent of our Mathematics Curriculum is to lead our students to become natural problem solvers and develop an understanding of the applications of Mathematics beyond the classroom.
Why does Mathematics as a subject matter?
As a core subject, mathematics is an important subject which has the capacity to enable us to think more deeply and intuitively about the wider world. The study of mathematics is not just about learning the core content, but also about training students’ to think logically and approach problems with resilience and the tools to unpick the problem and find a solution.
What does Mathematics help young people to achieve?
A firm grasp of the key concepts and processes in mathematics is essential to equip our young people to flourish in day to day living by providing them with the skills and confidence to carry-out everyday tasks with greater ease; from handling bills to deciding the most efficient way of carry out a series of tasks. Students who are comfortable and confident with mathematics are able to develop critical thinking skills enabling them to effectively problem-solve and solution-find. Young people who are able to leave school with these skills are better equipped to be numerate in multiple settings across society and are able to flourish in a variety of fields.
Additional learning resources:
- www.onmaths.com – A selection of online exam questions with instant feedback
- Hegarty Maths – each student has their own username and password