"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics." Paul Halmos
When you buy a car, follow a recipe, or decorate your home, you're using mathematics. People have been using Mathematics for thousands of years, across countries and continents. Whether you're sailing a boat off the coast of Japan or building a house in Peru, you're using maths to get things done.
Maths can help us to shop wisely, buy the right insurance, remodel a home within a budget, understand population growth, or even bet on the horse with the best chance of winning the race.
Whether you’re going out for a meal, choosing the cheapest shampoo, or planning a holiday you need to use Maths. Numerical and logical thinking play a part in each of these everyday activities, and in many others. A good understanding of maths is essential for making sense of all the numbers and problems life throws at us.
Thrybergh Academy Mathematics Faculty believe students deserve the chance to understand the Maths they will meet in everyday life. We have high expectations of all our students and endeavour to provide the support required to ensure their success. This success can lead onto pupils having opportunities to go on and become the next generation of teachers, accountants, statisticians, bankers, engineers and so many other careers.
As a faculty we believe that every student can achieve success in mathematics and we have high aspirations of all learners. We strive to develop fluent mathematicians who possess reasoning skills, have perseverance and can confidently solve problems.
In KS3 all students have 4 x 50 minute lessons per week and we are currently following AQA GCSE 8300 Mathematics specification. Students in years 7 and 8 follow a Mastery Scheme of Learning; the main aim being to ensure basic skills are embedded creating fluent mathematics. This allows them to use their mathematical skills to reason and solve problems efficiently. Year 9 students begin the GCSE syllabus which builds on the skills mastered in years 7 and 8.
In KS4 all students have 5 x 50 minutes lessons per week and we are currently following AQA GCSE 8300 Mathematics specification. All students continue to revisit basic skills through the use of 'Weekly Skills' check lesson. This is to ensure that essential skills are not forgotten as new topics are taught. Problem solving is a key element to the new GCSE and something we are continually embedding into lessons to help prepare our students for success at GCSE and beyond.
Ms G. Singleton - Faculty Leader
Mr R. Lewis - Teacher
Mr P. Walton - Teacher
Miss E. Vasilaki - Teacher