7 – 11 Mathematics
Maths lends form, shape and understanding to the world around us. There could be no scientific study without maths, no building or architecture, no computing, no sporting events, geographical study or historical analysis. Everything comes down to Maths.
Ms Sothinathan (Head of Mathematics)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification: 1 GCSE
Maths can be applied to all other subjects, there are so many applications. It is also one of the most applicable subjects to real life, you can’t really do anything without maths. Maths is the reason all our amazing technological advancements are possible. And maths can be fun! It provides infinite challenging problems that are incredibly satisfying to solve. It is a joy watching our students overcome their own barriers. It’s a great subject!
Recent successes by the Maths Department
HA Maths entered Year 9 and 10 students into the UKMT Maths Challenge before Easter. All received bronze and silver awards apart from two students who received gold! One was placed in the top 1000 in the country. As a result he went into the UKMT Olympiad, where he received a merit – putting him in the top 500.
Two men were stood outside a bar, when one started shouting ‘1, 4, 9, 16’. The other shouted back ’25,36,49!’ The doorman got on the radio and said ‘I need some help here, I’ve got 2 guys here squaring up’.
Have you heard about the mathematical plant?
It has square roots.
The broad areas of study are:
- Number: Including the ability to use a range of methods of computation and to use a calculator
- Algebra: The expression of relationships, their algebraic manipulation and the use of algebra to solve problems
- Shape, Space and Measures: Exploration of shape and space through drawing, theoretical and practical work, e.g. area, volume, angles etc.
- Handling Data: Use of statistical methods, the representation of data and problems involving probability
- Using and Applying Maths (Functional Skills)
- Through practical problem solving and mathematical investigations
- Ratio and Proportion
- Using relationships between length, area, volume and other quantities such as currency to solve problems in a real life context