“Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.”
- Deepak Chopra -
The Mathmatics Department at Barnsley Academy is fully committed to ensuring every student makes above expected progress in maths. Our team is determined to equip our students with both the skills and qualifications that will open doors and allow them to become successful in life.
To ensure all students have access to a carefully sequenced maths curriculum which aims to deepen existing knowledge and build confidence. We teach for understanding with a ‘no tricks’ approach and prepare students to be successful in their maths journey. We develop articulate mathematicians who can think logically, and problem solve resiliently with essential skills that can carry them forward into the world of further education and work.
Maths is a universal language and we at Barnsley Academy want every child to understand and enjoy this universal language and use it confidently throughout their adult lives.
Through enrichment, maths challenge, GCSE statistics and further maths we encourage our students to develop their problem-solving skills and to confidently enter ambitious levels of articulation and competitive forms of mathematical thinking.
Our curriculum encompasses the following three components to ensure that all students can progress through our maths curriculum:
Recall: Recall, review and build upon prior mathematical knowledge is vital and is planned for before new mathematical concepts are taught.
Fluency: We ensure that pupils of all abilities can access the basic mathematical skill set through regular fluency checks. This is very important to instil the confidence in students, which then enables them to enjoy the content.
Reasoning and Problem Solving: This is an important component of the maths curriculum and enables and empowers our students to understand the skills in greater depth. We first help them develop student fluency and then build on that through discussion and shared problem solving.