Mathematics provides a powerful universal language and intellectual toolkit for abstraction, generalization and synthesis. It is the language of science and technology. It enables us to probe the natural universe and to develop new technologies that have helped us control and master our environment, and change societal expectations and standards of living.
Mathematical skills are highly valued and sought after. Mathematical training disciplines the mind, develops logical and critical reasoning, and develops analytical and problem solving skills to a high degree.
Aims of the Department:
The Department seeks to achieve high standards in the teaching and learning of mathematics, bringing the best out of all students, irrespective of their level of ability, and giving them the confidence to use the mathematical skills that they have acquired.
It is our purpose, in teaching Mathematics:
- To provide courses which are properly differentiated, encouraging confidence, enjoyment and challenge to all students in the learning of mathematics;
- To give students the opportunity and the confidence to use mathematics to solve problems, both within mathematics itself, in their other school studies and more generally;
- To encourage a view of mathematics as a way of thinking and as a language for communicating ideas, and to develop effective ways of visualising and thinking more generally.