Mathematics


Mathematics Key Stage 3

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

  • Get involved in Jaguar Cars and the Maths Club.
  • Complete 'Questions of the Week' find these in hard copy on the 'Stretch and Challenge' displays in any Maths room or access on the VLE.
  • Access 'mymaths' - it has lessons and worksheets for students to work on independently.
  • Go to all our extra resources on the VLE to develop your mathematical abilities further.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

www.mymaths.co.uk
www.resourceaholic.com
www.mrbartonmaths.com
www.corbettmaths.com
www.mathsgenie.co.uk

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Discuss your son or daughter's homework - getting them to explain their mathematical processes.
  • When out and about, encourage the use of maths - for example, when going food shopping encourage your son or daughter to keep a running total of the cost what is in the trolley.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to teach you or a sibling/other relative the skills they have learnt in the Academy (even if you think you know how to do the skill already).
  • Discuss current lessons with your son or daughter - if they can explain what they are studying to parents/carers this will help them to develop a deeper understanding.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to attend Maths Club and get involved in Jaguar Cars.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to talk to the older generation at home about the different mathematical methods they used at school.

Mathematics Key Stage 4

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

  • Get involved in Jaguar Cars and the Maths Club.
  • Complete 'Questions of the Week' find these in hard copy on the 'Stretch and Challenge' displays in any Maths room or access on the VLE.
  • GCSE students are advised on which websites to refer to; see below for details.
  • Access 'mymaths' - it has lessons and worksheets for students to work on independently.
  • Go to all our extra resources on the VLE to develop students' mathematical abilities further.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

www.mymaths.co.uk
www.resourceaholic.com
www.mrbartonmaths.com
www.corbettmaths.com
www.mathsgenie.co.uk

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Discuss your son or daughter's homework - getting them to explain their mathematical processes.
  • When out and about, encourage the use of maths - for example, when going food shopping encourage your son or daughter to keep a running total of the cost what is in the trolley.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to teach you or a sibling/other relative the skills they have learnt in the Academy (even if you think you know how to do the skill already).
  • Discuss current lessons with your son or daughter - if they can explain what they are studying to parents/carers this will help them to develop a deeper understanding.
  • Parents/carers can also help by ensuring there is a quiet place to study at home, and encourage their son or daughter to organise their work.
  • When it comes to practising examination questions in timed conditions, parents can time their son or daughter and help them work through the mark schemes to ensure marks are being awarded fairly on self-assessment.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to attend after-Academy revision sessions and Maths Club.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to talk to the older generation at home about the different mathematical methods they used at school.

Mathematics Key Stage 5

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

  • Get involved in supporting lower school students in Maths lessons or in Maths Club.
  • Complete extension material available on the Further Maths Support Programme.
  • Get involved in the FMSP/UKMT Senior Team Mathematics Challenge.
  • Go to all our extra resources on the VLE to develop mathematical abilities further.
  • Bring extra resources to the after college support programme and investigate with a member of the maths staff.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

nrich.maths.org
www.mathsnetalevel.com
www.planetmath.org
www.furthermaths.org.uk
www.physicsandmathstutor.com

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Encourage your son or daughter to get involved in supporting lower school Maths lessons or the Sixth Form peer mentoring programme.
  • Discuss all the options of extra support with your son or daughter (Saturdays; holidays; after-Academy support programme) to ensure they access the right level of support.

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