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Mathematics is a core subject in the curriculum with St. Edmund's facilities and teaching team provide an ideal learning environment for all pupils.

If you want to understand and interrogate the world, a good grounding in Mathematics is essential. At St. Edmund’s, we bring the subject to life by locating our studies in the real world, giving our pupils the freedom to explore topics that excite and inspire them. At the heart of Mathematical study is the development of the skills of logic, reasoning and independent thinking. We aim to help all children to progress within the curriculum but, equally, we work to develop the confident thinking that is the natural outcome of mathematics. At the same time we hope to foster an appreciation of the elegance of mathematical ideas along with a recognition of their central role in many disciplines. We therefore emphasise the importance of numeracy along with the ability to model real-life problems.

In Maths it is important that pupils can explain mathematical ideas to demonstrate their developing understanding.  Each lesson has elements of guided practice, written explanation, practice questions, reasoning and problem-solving questions.  Completing all of these elements ensure that for each section of work pupils have a clear understanding of the topic, rather than relying on rote learnt facts.  Homework is set from Form 5 and pupils complete work designed to test and reinforce their recall of previous topics.  We also encourage recall in Forms 5-6 with Doodle Learning, an interactive system which works at the child's individual pace, adapting to their learning goals.  In Forms 7 and 8, pupils have access to Hegarty Maths which has both video explanation and practice questions to reinforce previously learnt skills.