Mathematics at Riversides School.
Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners. Children delight in using mathematics to solve a problem, especially when it leads them to an unexpected discovery or new connections. As their confidence grows, they look for patterns, use logical reasoning, suggest solutions and try out different approaches to problems. Mathematics offers children a powerful way of communicating. They learn to explore and explain their ideas using symbols, diagrams and spoken and written language. They start to discover how mathematics has developed over time and contributes to our economy, society and culture. Studying mathematics stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.
At Riversides we actively encourage Mathematics to be taught in a range of ways that enthusiastically engages the pupils. We are not afraid to take our learning outside the classroom and use the world and environment around us to embed understanding and enthuse the learner. We will always try to link the core subjects such as English, Math and Science into many other subjects and high light the cross curricular links that emphasise the importance and the role that Mathematics plays in everyday life.
All our students are expected to leave Riversides school, at 16, with either a GCSE qualification or a Functional Skills level 1 and 2.