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Nature of Subject


Mathematics is an integrated part of the National Curriculum across many subject areas.  All pupils need a good foundation in the subject as they will use it in everyday situations throughout their life.


Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics.


Pupils should gain confidence and learn a variety of skills to tackle problems.  Pupils learn how to evaluate their work to improve and extend their knowledge.


The aims of teaching mathematics at Rosewood School are:


  • To encourage all students to engage in the mathematics curriculum;
  • to promote enjoyment of learning through a combination of practical activity, exploration and discussion;
  • to promote confident engagement  and competence with numbers and the number system;
  • to develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts;
  • to develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented;
  • to explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts;
  • to understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
  • to achieve a functional level of numeracy.


All pupils that enter Rosewood school are given the opportunity to achieve a GCSE in Mathematics.