Mathematics Across the Curriculum
“Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and poor health.”
Andreas Schleicher, OECD.
At the Marsh Academy, we believe that mathematics should be embedded throughout the curriculum and not just within Maths lessons. It is very important to encourage students to succeed in Mathematics and recognise that Maths is a skill that can be learnt and not that you are born with.
The mathematical key areas that all subjects look to integrate at the relevant times are:
- -Operations & calculations
- -Shape, space & measures
- -Data handling
In most subjects there are occasions when we want students to consider what they’re learning about in a mathematical way. We therefore frame questions about curriculum content in mathematical terms to reinforce this skill. Questions may range from :
- -How could you sort these...?
- -How many ways can you find to...?
- -What happens when we...?
- -How many different...can be found?
The way we order, organise and select information in all subjects will often be delivered mathematically. This may involve sequencing, using bar graphs to record information or using a venn diagram to demonstrate the similarities and differences amongst causes.
We also have provided training for our staff to ensure that they all feel confident about the delivery of mathematics and are abreast of any new developments in terms of how information could be delivered.
Provided here, is a link to a government funded website which can help support parents to develop their child’s mathematical ability.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Bloomfield on