Mathematics is a central part of life in Gallen C.S. We recognise the importance of the subject in developing students’ key skills such as problem solving, creative thinking and logical reasoning. Students who excel in maths display an ability to analyse information effectively and communicate efficiently in a range of contexts and situations.
We encourage students to see the world through ‘Maths Eyes’ so they can connect with the subject and appreciate the power of mathematics. Everything from noticing the circumference of their dinner plate to planning the trajectory of a free kick.
We promote each student to succeed to the maximum of their abilities and cater for this through different strategies such as Team Teaching, differentiated activities and discovery-based learning.
Maths is encouraged throughout the school by our Whole School Numeracy Strategy with a particular highlight being Maths Week in October. Activities such as maths quizzes, problem solving competitions and Countdown take place. Many students also go on to represent the school in competitions such as the Pi quiz and IMTA quiz.