Maths

General Introduction

At Stowmarket, we strive to develop a love of number and we believe that mathematics can be enjoyed by all pupils. All children have a different way of thinking and learning, therefore provision is made for each individual and a variety of appropriate teaching strategies are used, making good use of our excellent resources. We encourage our pupils to have the confidence to put forward their ideas and explain the methods that they are using. Extra support is given to those who need reinforcement and for the very able students we take the subject to a higher level whilst also participating in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior maths challenges run by Leeds University. We encourage pupils to tackle open-ended problems and investigations; they need to decide for themselves appropriate strategies and how they will formulate a solution. Our teaching groups are flexible and constantly reassessed and we run maths clubs at lunchtime and after school.

Key Stage 3

Our scheme of work follows the excellent scheme of work available developed at www.kangaroomaths.com
Years 7 and 8 have 4 lessons a week followed up with regular homework to ensure the best of opportunities to progress through the two year key stage that we have designed.

KS3 scheme of work for Years 7 & 8
http://www.kangaroomaths.com/kenny2.php?page=Kschemeks3
Junior Maths Challenge
http://www.ukmt.org.uk/individual-competitions/junior-challenge/

Algebra Skills Building - Algebra Skills Assessment / Algebra Skills Builder Index

Useful Links -
http://www.mymaths.co.uk/
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/
http://www.mathsisfun.com/
http://www.murderousmaths.co.uk/
http://www.suffolkmaths.co.uk