- Use numerical skills to solve real-life problems involving money/time/measurement by:
- Selecting and using appropriate numerical notation and units
- Selecting and carrying out calculations
- Recording measurements using a scale on an instrument
- Interpreting measurements and results of calculations to make decisions
- Justifying decisions using the results of measurements or calculations
- Interpret graphical data and situations involving probability to solve real-life problems involving money/time/measurement by:
- Extracting and interpreting data from at least three different graphical forms
- Making and justifying decisions using evidence from the interpretation of data
- Making and justifying decisions based on probability
Depending on progress pupils may study the Managing Finance and Statistics Unit which covers the skills noted below.
- Use reasoning skills and financial skills linked to real-life contexts by:
- Analysing a situation involving finance and identifying a valid strategy
- Using appropriate mathematical processes and/or calculations to determine a solution
- Justifying a solution in relation to the context
- Use reasoning skills and statistical skills linked to real-life contexts by:
- Analysing a situation involving data and identifying a valid strategy
- Representing data appropriately
- Using statistics to interpret data, compare data and draw conclusions
All levels of Mathematics courses studied in S5/6 are allocated 6 periods of study per week.
We use a wide variety of teaching approaches and resources to engage pupils fully in the learning experience. Individual, paired and group-work is encouraged through the use of:
- Clear Desk Activities, Jigsaws, Dominoes, Loop games and Star Stations
- Various Smartboard resources for use with a whole class or in teams
- TI Nspire, Graphic calculators and Graphing software
- A variety of co-operative learning strategies
Internal Assessments – assessed by class teachers
Each unit assessment has been split in to two parts and pupils are assessed at the end of each block of work. An opportunity for reassessment can be given if necessary. However, a reassessment should not be required if a pupil is coping with the course and is working hard.
Indicated below are approximate dates:
Recording & Reporting
Pupils will be given assignment and test grades in class and will receive more detailed reports in their tracking and full report throughout the year. Please see the school calendar for these dates.