We want all pupils to feel safe and included in their mathematics lessons and take enjoyment from the processes and emotions involved in taking on a complex problem and adopt a brave not perfect attitude along the way: with the confidence to make and break hypotheses and to highlight and reflect upon their mistakes.
At Coombe we prioritise depth over breadth and want to develop mastery and fluency of concepts by exploring mathematics in different ways. We want to encourage pupils to think about maths as a set of interrelated facts with multiple representations and applications and take pride in communicating their processes and insights creatively and clearly. We want our pupils to leave Coombe with the desire to be mathematics advocates, promoting the value and enjoyment of maths to the next generation and to pursue further education and careers in the STEM field.
The scheme of work will be available to access on the school’s shared area.
Students will also have access to MathsWatch videos at home and on their mobile devices. Details on how to use MathsWatch will be given via class teachers. Students will also have access to the My Maths website. These can be used as a tool to extend themselves onto Mastery skills at home or to prepare themselves in advance for the topics they will be covering in lessons.
National Junior Maths Challenge
Termly Competitions such as ‘mathematician of the month’
Maths Challenge Club
Maths team challenge at King’s College
Numeracy Ninja competition in tutor time
Numeracy Booster Sessions are available for some to enhance understanding and fill in skills gaps. The number of pupils in these sessions is very small and the teacher’s aim is to enhance the pupils’ understanding of basic mathematical skills and to clarify any misconceptions.
Students should be well equipped with a cartridge pen/biro, pencil, rubber, ruler, geometry set, and a scientific calculator. These must be brought to every lesson.
All students will be expected to present their work clearly showing their working out on all occasions. Showing working out is a very important part of mathematics and helps you to check your method and improve it when needed.
Maths Clinic is held every Tuesday evening from 3-4pm in Room 28. This is a drop-in session for any pupil who wants additional support. Pupils should attend with a topic they want to study further. The sessions are led by maths specialist teachers and the incredible sixth form subject captains for maths. Occasionally pupils may be requested to attend by their teachers to gain required support.
Numeracy Booster Sessions are available for some pupils to enhance understanding and fill in skills gaps. The number of pupils in these sessions is very small and the teacher’s aim is to enhance the pupils’ understanding of basic mathematical skills and to clarify any misconceptions.
We also provide one to one peer-led Numeracy sessions for some pupils during tutor time, in order to help pupils develop mathematical fluency early in their time at Coombe.