Welcome to Maths at Priestlands
The Maths department at Priestlands is highly successful and is made up of 10 maths specialists. We are passionate about the subject and want to inspire all students with the beauty of mathematics.
Our aim is for all students to gain the understanding of maths that they need to move forward, as well as developing their problem solving skills. Students are set on entry at Priestlands, to ensure that all students are both stretched to achieve their potential in Maths, but also to ensure that students receive the support they need to succeed.
At Key Stage 3, students develop their mathematical understanding through the use of physical resources and visual representations. There is also a strong focus on reasoning skills to ensure students are able to apply what they have learnt. Students begin Year 7 studying sequences, before being introduced to the ideas of algebra. Students cover a wide range of topics in Key Stage 3, including probability, geometric reasoning and statistics. Students then build on these ideas at Key Stage 4 in preparation for sitting their GCSE in Maths.
Throughout their time here at Priestlands, students have the opportunity to take part in the UKMT Maths challenges, where students are given the opportunity to test themselves against other students nationally in solving mathematical problems. Our high mathematical achievers are also invited to students for a Further Mathematics qualification in Year 10 and 11.
Our favourite day of the year is 14th March – Pi day (3.14). All classes have the opportunity to celebrate Pi by discovering what Pi is, attempting to beat the school record in memorizing the most digits of Pi or by learning about the history of Pi in Maths.
UKMT Maths Challenges
Junior Maths Challenge 2020
We have received the results for the Junior Maths Challenge that was completed online on Friday 26th June 2020.
Congratulations to all students that have received a certificate, and to all those who took part!
Intermediate Maths Challenge 2020
Follow the link below to see the certificate winners for the Intermediate Maths Challenge that took place on Thursday 6th February 2020.