At Lawn Manor, we strive for every pupil to both enjoy and be successful in Mathematics. Our carefully sequenced curriculum provides all students the ability to meet and exceed their potential, regardless of their starting point.
We follow the Mathematics Mastery principles of conceptual understanding, language and communication and mathematical thinking. These principles develop pupils’ ability to understand the beauty of the relationships between and within topics through explanation, reasoning and thinking in a mathematical way by developing ‘habits of mind’ that equip them to solve novel mathematical problems.
Our Maths department boasts the utilisation of evidence-based practice. We make use of spaced retrieval practice so that topics that have been taught are repeatedly revisited to ensure long-term learning. Regular low-stake quizzing ensures that we can frequently assess gaps in student knowledge and take action to address this.
Pupils will either complete the Foundation or Higher GCSE Maths. This tiering decision is kept as late as possible in order to make the best choice for each individual pupil. All pupils are taught topics that crossover both tiers before some pupils will learn the topics that are solely on the Higher tier GCSE, in order for pupils to have as much knowledge as possible before tackling the more challenging material.
As one of our core ILEARN values, weekly Numeracy tasks are part of the ILEARN programme in KS3, in order to regularly practise basic mathematical knowledge. In both KS3 and KS4, pupils have the opportunity to take part in the UKMT Maths Challenge encouraging mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.