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St. Hilda’s CE High school is proud to be taking part in Liverpool Counts Quality Mark.

The scheme aims:
• To Raise standards in Mathematics and numeracy with fun and joy of number at its heart
• To challenge perceptions and change attitudes towards number and mathematics
• To raise the profile of numeracy using activities, events and resources based on real-life
• To bring relevance to numeracy through problem solving, demonstrating it is an essential skill

#WeeklyMathsChallenge

Every Wednesday, students and staff have the opportunity to win prizes in the Weekly Maths Challenge! Form time will be dedicated to discussing this week’s problem, with entries for the competition to be handed in by the end of the day each Friday. Prizes include:
  • Individual students can win 10 house points and their song choice to play through the school speaker system
  • The form with the most entries wins a box of sweets
  • Staff can also win 10 house points, chocolate and display their certificate with pride

 

 

Twitter and Instagram

The Maths department are getting technical and now have an Instagram account running alongside its Twitter account! You are able to find us on both of these social media outlets at:

 

These are the best locations to see what we are doing with maths on a day to day basis, so give us a follow!

Mini Maths Leaders

Students from years 7 and 8 were invited to become mini maths leaders. Their role is to:

  • Encourage participation in the Weekly Maths Challenge
  • To encourage staff to update their “I used numeracy room plaques”
  • To feedback on maths used in other subjects
  • To generate and implement ideas for maths round school e.g. quizzes and competitions on key days
  • To make and maintain interesting maths displays around school

Maths Leaders

Students from Y9 were invited to enrol on a maths leadership program in September. They need to demonstrate a series of capabilities over the academic year including:

  • Fundraising for charity days like NSPCC Number Day
  • Planning whole-school activities for Pi Day and Maths Party Day
  • Coaching younger learners in maths topics
  • Running maths games for younger learners
  • Planning and delivering maths activities for Year 6 induction day

The current year 9 maths leaders form the 3rd cohort undertaking this program. Previous graduates help on a weekly basis with running the Weekly Maths Challenge

Rubik’s cube Club

Under the guidance of Mr Ndebu and previous apprentices, novices learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube. Once they graduate, students can improve their time and train new recruits.

Maths Clinic

Twice a week, after school, students can use laptops or get 1:1 help from a teacher on any topics they need help with. We strongly recommend students make personal study a habit: weekly revision of topics is far more effective than only revising in the run up to assessments. Or it is simply a place to come to do your maths homework.

Dates for Your Diary!

Keep note of the following dates for your diary:

  • Friday 2nd February 2018 – NSPCC Number Day
  • Wednesday 14th March 2018 – Pi Day
  • Friday 6th July – Maths Party Day

We’re also looking forward to some whole school events run together with other departments and visitors:

  • Peter Jones’ Tycoon
  • Puzzle box code breakout
  • Kjarton Poskitt workshops (author of Murderous Maths books)