Welcome to the Mathematics Department
Mr D Martin - Principal Teacher
Mr S Ahmed
Mrs R Christie
Mr A Doig
Mr A Harvey
Mrs C Edward
Miss L Mordente
Miss E Kidd
Mr Ian Hulse
Mrs E A Mackie
Mr G Rew
The Mathematics Department at Harris Academy aims to:
- Offer a range of courses appropriate to the needs of each individual pupil
- Use a variety of teaching approaches
- Make Maths interesting, relevant and enjoyable
- Maintain a welcoming, supportive and challenging environment
- Encourage pupils to reach their full potential
For all courses classes are tested regularly on blocks of work. These tests allow pupils the opportunity to reflect on their learning and plan the next steps in their studies. During S4 and S5 there are more formal unit tests which will be covered as part of the overall assessment for course awards.
All courses are supported by homework to give pupils the opportunity to assess their
progress regularly. It also gives teachers the chance to check on teaching and learning within their classes and parents an opportunity to check on their child’s progress. As well as homework exercises, it is important to read over notes taken in class and finish off work not completed in class.
In all Maths courses pupils are assessed in work with and without a calculator. In order to do the calculator questions it is important that all pupils have their own calculators and bring these to school each day. They are needed in other subjects as well as Maths.