Numeracy and Computing

Numeracy and Computing

Mr C Blair (Curriculum Leader)
 

Faculty News: Numeracy and Computing

Published: 02 March 2021

The SQA Understanding Standards resources are useful for everyone and materials are regularly being updated at the moment.

The Computing Science resources now have audio commentary and Mathematics materials look at how questions were marked in the 2018 and 2019 Exam Papers. Being clear about the 'success criteria' can support the development of exam technique and understanding of common mistakes.

Published: 18 February 2021

Undecided about choosing Computing Science next year? Read on!

The digital world is vital to everyday life - socially, technologically and economically. I shapes the world in which we live and its future. Computing is embedded in the world around us, from systems and devices in our homes and places of work, to how we access education, entertainment, transportation and communication.

It's also vital for understanding many other fields including science, economics, business and industry.

So, don't rule it out. Think carefully about what part you can play in the needs of society today and for the future and consider taking Computing Science to develop skills for learning, life and work. There are so many fields, opportunities and career...

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Published: 02 December 2020

In the Mathematics Department we have worked very hard over the last two years to develop our teaching methods to support genuine understanding of Maths.

To that end I'd like to offer you the chance to be part of a series of virtual meetings where we will go through some of the methods we use in S1 (and build on in S2, S3, etc) and how we try to put it across to our classes.

Hopefully this insight will help de-mystify what we do in the Maths Department and open up a positive dialogue at Home about the Maths being learned - no more arguments because "it wasn't taught like that in my day!".

 

Sessions will run on 3 dates as follows:

  • Monday 11 January 2021, 6 - 7pm: we will look at how we use two-colour counters to teach 'negative numbers'
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Published: 12 September 2020

The Mathematics Department are delighted to offer lunchtime Supported Study every Tuesday and Wednesday. Pupils should bring their lunch with them and arrive prompt to get the most out of the available time.

We have scheduled topic specific revision each week which is designed to support pupils to 'pace' their revision as we work towards the important Prelim Exams. This is in addition to the weekly home learning tasks we set.

You can find the calendar of details here.

Also included in the calendar are our excellent '4 Question Challenges' which should support pupils self-assessment of their own learning needs.

Published: 22 May 2020

Starting week commencing 25 May 2020 the Mathematics Department will be offering 'drop in' sessions through Google Meet and using pupil edubuzz accounts.

How the session will run will depend on what questions are being asked and what pupils want to do but it goes without saying that we want to be as supportive and responsive as possible.

The session schedule is here and pupils will be invited via their Google Classroom.

Also in our Faculty we have some live lessons taking place in Computing Science at National 4/5 and Higher levels - thanks to Mr McSwan and Mrs Stewart for organising this.

In addition our new Digital Leaders have been busy creating useful video guides...

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