Mathematics

Our aim is to provide an excellent maths education for all our students; an education which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life. 

Our maths curriculum is designed with the promotion of mathematical fluency at its core. The sequence of the curriculum has been deliberately designed to allow our high prior attaining and our low prior attaining pupils to successfully progress through the content.

Cognitive research suggests that students need a large amount of subject knowledge in their long-term memory to become competent at any subject. In maths, students will be far better equipped to apply mathematical thinking to a problem if their working memory isn’t overloaded with basic calculations. Therefore, our curriculum always emphasises secure content knowledge before moving onto problem solving tasks – we expect students to show mathematical expertise when they have acquired fluency with numbers.

Furthermore we are committed to continually developing our teaching and learning  and promoting a culture of independent learning.

Course Details

Mathematics is a fundamental subject that provides students with a highly effective set of resources to understand and change the world. These resources include rational thinking, problem-solving skills, and the capability to think in subjective ways. Arithmetic is essential in lifestyle, many types of career, technological innovation, medication, the economic system, the surroundings and growth, and in public decision-making.

The Mathematics department is situated on the second floor in its own suite of eight dedicated rooms, each of which is equipped with a computer, projector and interactive whiteboard. 

The Mathematics team are all specialists and we aim to create a positive and structured learning environment where all students can achieve success.

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Provide them with the equipment they will need – a pencil case complete with black/blue pens, a pencil, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener and red pen. They will also need a scientific calculator. The one we recommend is a Casio FX85GT-PLUS. Students can purchase one from Student Services for £8.

They will also need to use a computer with reliable internet access for online homework and research, or make use of the after school clubs in the LRC.

Ensure that, when homework is set, they complete it by the deadline given.

Online Resources

Stockport Academy subscribe to a number of high quality online maths resources. These should be used regularly at home to support completion of homework, ongoing revision and specific topic focus.

Sparx Maths

This online resource, which tailors questions to the students' abilities encourages them to work independently. Regular independent study is set for all students in Years 7-10 via this platform. 

Hegarty Maths

Year 11 students have individual logins for this site. This fantastic resource contains short video clips of all GCSE topics with accompanying quizzes.

Corbett Maths

This free website has a wealth of resources that support students studying GCSE maths. It has videos and worksheets for every topic as well as practice examination papers, and ‘5 a day’ questions.

Hegarty Maths Student Support Guide

Why Is Hegarty Maths Different?

Teaching Staff

Mr Crouch - CAL Maths

Ms O'Brien - Lead Numeracy Practitioner

Mr Farnworth - Teacher of Maths (Assistant Principal)

Mr John - Teacher of Maths (Assistant Principal)

Ms Lunt - Teacher of Maths

Ms MacDonald - Teacher of Maths/Sparx and Hegarty Maths Leader

Ms Murphy - Teacher of Maths

Ms Sanchez - Teacher of Maths

Ms Smith - Teacher of Maths/KS3 Coordinator

Mr Wade – Teacher of Maths

Ms Wild - Teacher of Maths

 

 

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