“The essence of Mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”-S. Gudder
The Mathematics department is made up of 8 committed full-time and part-time teachers including the head teacher, all of whom are eager to engage their students with the subject through a variety of approaches. In the junior school we aim to make Mathematics more fun and accessible with an emphasis on active learning. In the senior school the department enjoys great success in public examinations with 100% pupils having achieved grade C and above at GCSE level in 2010. This trend leads to a high uptake of Mathematics at A level including a significant number of girls who complete the course in one year. Some of these girls then go on to study Further Mathematics in their final year at Strathearn, preparing them well for many Mathematical, Science and Engineering based degree courses.
Both junior and senior pupils have the opportunity to take part in a variety of mathematical competitions and challenges. The most popular of these are the UKMT Maths Challenges which take place each year in November and February. If you wish to try some of these brain teaser questions you should speak to your Maths teacher who can show you where to find them!