Welcome to the Mathematics department

All teachers within the department strive to ensure that every pupil reaches their full potential in mathematics; that they are well motivated and enjoy learning the subject; they develop a sound understanding of our number system and are able to transfer numeracy skills to other areas of the curriculum and everyday life. To achieve this aim there is an emphasis on empowering our pupils to become creative learners who can think and solve problems.

Vision, Values and Aims

The mathematics department’s vision, values and aims are parallel to those of the whole school.

We are committed to enabling pupils to achieve their maximum potential in all aspects of their development – academic, spiritual, physical, personal, social and emotional.

We aim to promote positive attitudes and an ethos of fairness and equality.

All aspects of Learning and Teaching embrace the principles of a Curriculum for Excellence and Assessment is for Learning, aiming to equip pupils with skills for learning, life and work.

To face the challenges of the 21st century, each young person needs to be confident in using mathematical skills, and Scotland needs both specialist Mathematicians and a highly numerate population.

Learning through Mathematics enables children and young people to:

  • develop essential numeracy skills, including arithmetical skills which allow them to participate fully in society
  • develop a secure understanding of the concepts, principles and processes of mathematics and apply these in different contexts, including the world of work
  • have an understanding of the application of mathematics, its impact on our society past and present, and its potential for the future
  • establish firm foundations for further specialist learning, including for those who will be the mathematicians of the future.
Senior Phase
Broad General Education