Mathematics


“Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.”

- Deepak Chopra -

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Curriculum Vision

To ensure that our maths curriculum challenges, engages, and inspires all learners to be lifelong mathematical thinkers, empowered with mathematical fluency and love of the universal language of mathematics.

Maths is a universal language and we at Walthamstow Academy want every child to understand and enjoy this universal language, and use it confidently throughout their adult lives.

All our students have access to our rich maths curriculum which ensures all students gain a good in depth understanding of the taught topics by the end of their five or seven year journey in mathematics. We have designed our maths curriculum to build on pupils’ prior knowledge of maths, teach new concepts in relation to this prior knowledge (as we know that knowledge is 'sticky' and this is the most efficient way of developing student schemas of mathematical knowledge, and then stretching and challenging the students wherever possible so that they can understand, apply and enjoy the topics in greater depth.

Our curriculum encompasses the following three components in order to ensure that all students are able to progress through our maths curriculum:   

Recall: Recall, review and build upon prior mathematical knowledge is vital and is planned for before new mathematical concepts are taught.

Fluency: We ensure that pupils of all abilities can access the basic mathematical skill set through regular fluency checks. This is very important to instil the confidence in students, which then enables them to enjoy the content.

Reasoning and Problem Solving: This is an important component of the maths curriculum and enables and empowers our students to understand the skills in greater depth. We first help them develop student fluency and then build on that through discussion and shared problem solving.

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University and Careers

University

We encourage our students to study maths at university. The majority of our A Level students choose to pursue further education at university after Year 13, choosing from a broad range of subjects of which maths often forms the basis: economics; accounting; physics; architecture to name a few.

Careers

Mathematics is a common language in which all pupils can solve, analyse, and problem solve and so is important for all career paths our students may choose. Our curriculum supports pupils to build logical reasoning, critical thinking and is mentally rigorous, which prepares them for adult life and gives them a wide skill set to pursue their chosen career passions in later life.

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Mathematics Curriculum Journey

The Mathematics Curriculum Journey can be viewed by clicking on the banner below:

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The Maths Team

  • Ms Pooja Malhotra – Head of Maths
  • Mr Mo Aubdool – 2ic KS5
  • Mr Sheraz Hussain – 2ic KS4
  • Ms Sylwia Urbaniak – 2ic KS3
  • Ms Munaza Arif - Teacher of Science
  • Ms Sharifa Earle - Teacher of Science
  • Mr Ishtiaq Raza - Teacher of Science & Computing
  • Ms Momina Raza - Teacher of Science
  • Ms Georgina St Louis - Teacher of Science
  • Mr Filippo Romano - Teacher of Science
  • Ms Tamara Watson – Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator

For more information on our curriculum, please email pooja.malhotra@walthamstow-academy.org for a copy of our department curriculum handbook.