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Pythagoras

  

Best known for: the Pythagoras Theory

 

Pythagoras of Samos was a famous Greek mathematician and philosopher (570 -495 BC). He is known best for the proof of the important Pythagorean theorem, which is about right triangles. He started a group of mathematicians, called the Pythagoreans, who worshiped numbers and lived like monks. He was an influence for Plato.

 

He had a great impact on mathematics, theory of music and astronomy. His theories are still used in mathematics today. He was one of the greatest thinkers of his time.

 

Pythagoras was born in Samos, a little island off the western coast of Asia Minor. There is not much information about his life. He was said to have had a good childhood. Growing up with two or three brothers, he was well educated. He did not agree with the government and their schooling, so he moved to Croton and set up his own cult (little society) of followers under his rule. His followers did not have any personal possessions, and they were all vegetarians. Pythagoras taught them all, and they had to obey strict rules.

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MATHEMATICS - OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE...

Rational

Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills, mastery skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.

Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that our pupils develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards Mathematics that will stay with them.

The Mathematics Curriculum describes in detail what pupils must learn in each year group. Combined with the Pyramid’s Calculation Policy, this ensures continuity and progression and high expectations for attainment in Mathematics.

It is vital that a positive attitude towards Mathematics is encouraged among all of our pupils in order to foster confidence and achievement in a skill that is essential in our society. Across the Pyramid we use the National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) as the basis of our Mathematics program. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve mastery in the key concepts of mathematics, appropriate for their age group, in order that they make progress and avoid gaps in their understanding that provide barriers to learning as they move through education. Assessment for Learning, an emphasis on investigation, problem solving and the development of mathematical thinking and a rigorous approach to the development of teacher subject knowledge are therefore essential components of our approach to this subject.

Aims

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they are efficient in using and selecting the appropriate written algorithms and mental methods, underpinned by mathematical concepts
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios
  • Can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language