Numeracy and Computing

Numeracy and Computing

Mr C Blair (Curriculum Leader)
 

Faculty News: Numeracy and Computing

Published: 25 April 2019

Over the next few weeks S1 Learning Conversations will take place.

In the Mathematics Department we will issue each learner with an updated Assessment Profile (example here, previously issued before Christmas) and a Learning Journey grid. The Assessment Profile will include information on progress so far and details of how you can support your young person.

Here is our plea:

Home-School partnership is crucial to raising attainment and we really need your help so please keep encouraging your young person to work through their Learning Journey grids and sign each block when you have checked their work. 

The electronic copy of the Learning Journey (with links to video...

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Published: 25 April 2019

At the end of February S2 Learning Conversations took place and reports followed. In the Mathematics Department we issued each learner with their Assessment Profile (example here) and a Learning Journey grid. The Assessment Profile included information on progress so far and details of how you can support your young person.

Here is our plea:

Home-School partnership is crucial to raising attainment and we really need your help so please keep encouraging your young person to work through their Learning Journey grids and sign each block when you have checked their work. 

The electronic copy of the Learning Journey (with links to video tutorials and exercises) is on Show My...

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Published: 14 March 2019

The Mathematics Department has been using Mathletics since December to set home learning tasks and also promote independent learning. So far, results look positive with increasing usage, engagement and improvement.

All parents/carers can create a parent account which they can use to monitor their child's progress. You can create this account using the steps found in this parent letter. ​You will need your child's  login details to create the account.

Published: 10 March 2019

Maths Department Masterclasses continue this week. So at lunchtime or after school we have:

  • Solving Trig Equations for National 5; and
  • Composite and Inverse Functions for Higher.

In addition we are running our second Friday afternoon study session from 12.30-1.30pm this week.

  • National 5 will focus on quadratic equations and graphs (factorised form) in Mr Wren's room; and
  • Higher will focus on Area under a curve/ between two curves in Mr Tait's room.

Click here to view the timetable of masterclasses up until Study Leave.

Published: 04 March 2019

This week's revision is as follows;

  • NATIONAL 5: Simultaneous Equations
  • HIGHER: Differentiate/ Integrate Trig. Functions

In addition we also have our first Friday afternoon study session from 12.30-2pm. The National 5 Masterclass will focus on factorising/ completing the square and the Higher will focus on Double Angle & Addition Formulae.

 

Click here to view the timetable of masterclasses up until Study Leave.

Mr Blair