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Maths helps us to think analytically and have better reasoning abilities. Our lower secondary mathematics curriculum encourages life-long enthusiasm for analytical and rational thinking.
Learners develop a holistic understanding of the subject, focussing on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships. They will become mathematically competent and fluent in computation, which they can apply to everyday situations.
‘Thinking and working mathematically’, a unique feature of our curriculum, encourages learners to talk with others, challenge ideas and to provide evidence that validates conjectures and solutions. When learners are thinking and working mathematically, they actively seek to make sense of ideas and build connections between different facts, procedures and concepts. This supports higher order thinking that helps them to view the world in a mathematical way.
We have divided this subject into three main areas called ‘strands’, which run through every lower secondary mathematics stage. Learners will develop skills in:
The strands work together to help students recognise connections of mathematical concepts as they engage in creative mathematical thinking to generate and improve numerical fluency.
You will find plenty of support to help deliver Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics, including activities that you can adapt to suit your context:
We also work with a range of third party publishers to produce high-quality endorsed resources to support this framework.
With a range of assessments available for this subject including Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Checkpoint, you can to choose the approach that works best for your school and learners.