About the Department

We are an excellent department with a great mixture of experience and energy.

The Maths team has continually improved results in attainment and progress. A mixture of powerpoints and online resources are used to ensure all pupils needs are addressed and progress is monitored and tracked.

What will your child learn in year seven?

A problem can serve as an introduction, to assess students’ prior knowledge or to set a context for the work; it can be used as a motivation for acquiring a skill; or it can be set as a class activity or as a homework towards the end of a topic, so that students use and apply the mathematics they have been taught.

The main approach is to integrate using and applying and thinking skills within everyday teaching or standalone activities during the year.

During Year 7 we will build on their existing knowledge from KS2 across the Key stands of the National Curriculum from areas including Algebra, Number, Geometry and Measure, Ratio and Proportion and Data Handling.

How can learning progress throughout the classroom?

We encourage Year 7 students to take part in the Junior UKMT Maths Challenge as it allows students to consider real life maths, and develop their problem solving skills outside of the classroom

What ambassador opportunities are available to your child?

Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.

The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the World.

Investigational/problem solving tasks are encouraged throughout all years at Sanders School. Teachers make SMSC links between the syllabus and real life contexts. Functional activities are completed throughout year 7.