Welcome to the Maths Department
The national curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
At the Bridge Centre our aims for our students are:
• To develop a passion for mathematics for students to continue throughout their school life and beyond, whilst building curiosity about the mathematics around us and ask about ‘why’ and ‘how’ concepts arise.
• To reason mathematically through lines of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, developing arguments through justifications and proof using mathematical language.
• To become fluent with the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied, frequent practice and increasingly complex concepts over time, so that students can develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
• To be able to problem solve by applying mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems, with increasing sophistication. Breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions in order to promote independence, resilience and perseverance through rich-tasks.
• To build on the mathematics that has been taught previously to enable students to master key skills and make rapid progress.
• To be inclusive and meet all students’ needs to ensure that all learners are able to access the curriculum and achieve, but also to challenge and engage the most able students.