Numeracy and many areas of Mathematics are essential life skills and so our S3 courses are planned in such a way as to best prepare all pupils for their future education and career.
- S3 CfE Course Outline Sets 1 3
- S3 CfE Course Outline Set 4 (In this document, click the website links, then Download File, open the file and Enable Editing)
- S3 CfE Course Outline Set 5
- S3 CfE Course Outline Set 6
|Sets 1 – 3||See course outline above for topics and web links|
|Set 4/5||See course outline above for topics and web links|
|Set 6||N3 Numeracy Booklet Revision|
|N3 Practice Website resources|
|N4 Numeracy Practice|
Numeracy Ninjas – an excellent resource.
As part of the broad general education all pupils will experience aspects of
- Finance and Statistics
- Geometry and Measure
- Problem Solving
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, Star Stations, Mathletts and Team games
- Various Smartboard resources for use with a whole class or in teams
- Practical resources for teaching Time, Money, Measurement and Shape
- Graphic calculators and Graphing software
- A variety of co-operative learning strategies
Pupils are assessed continuously throughout the course using various formative assessment methods including teacher, self and peer assessment. Individual pupil Mini-whiteboards are used regularly. Assessment is for Learning methodologies are used on a daily basis including clear Learning Intentions, Traffic Lighting and Next Steps. Lesson Revision Starters are used regularly to enable pupils to self assess.
Formal written assessments take place during the session as follow:
Sets 1-3 in November and June.
Sets 4-6 various short assessment tasks throughout the session.
Recording & Reporting
Teachers keep their own record of pupils’ homework but assessment scores are recorded in a departmental spreadsheet. Pupils are given feedback on homework tasks during class. Following assessments the teacher will go through the questions in class and pupils evaluate their progress . This will then form the basis of a learner conversation with their teacher. In addition, school tracking, parents’ evening and full reports take place as per the school reporting calendar.
National 4 Applications of Mathematics http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zgm2pv4
The following equipment is required regularly in the Mathematics department:
- highlighter or coloured pencil
Sharp scientific calculators can be purchased from the department for £5.