Gifted & Talented Provision in Mathematics

In the Mathematics department, we believe that all pupils are entitled to an education that will enable them to develop their full potential; intellectual, physical, aesthetic, creative, emotional, spiritual and social.

The department is committed to providing a sufficiently challenging curriculum for all its pupils. In addition we will provide opportunities to identify, and nurture, those who are considered to be gifted & talented.

The department will have a designated G & T representative who will coordinate G&T activities within the Mathematics department and contribute to supporting the work of the School G&T Coordinator, working and interfacing across and between departments.

Pupils show their special talents in mathematics in a range of ways and at varying points in their development. Pupils who are gifted in mathematics are likely to:

  • learn and understand mathematical ideas quickly;
  • work systematically and accurately;
  • be more analytical;
  • think logically and see mathematical relationships;
  • make connections between the concepts they have learned;
  • identify patterns easily;
  • apply their knowledge to new or unfamiliar contexts;
  • communicate their reasoning and justify their methods;
  • ask questions that show clear understanding of, and curiosity about, mathematics;
  • take a creative approach to solving mathematical problems;
  • sustain their concentration throughout longer tasks and persist in seeking solutions;
  • be more adept at posing their own questions and pursuing lines of inquiry.

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