Curriculum Vision: 

OSSMA Mathematicians will be resilient and logical thinkers, approaching their learning with passion and enthusiasm.

Why do we teach maths?

  • To prepare students for the maths that they will experience in life
  • Build resilience through the navigation of difficult topics and concepts
  • To develop a logical system of thinking that can be applied to complex problems in different fields
  • Numerate individuals who are able to make sense of mathematical information

What is magical about maths?

Maths has the ability to connect seemingly unrelated ideas. 

‘Mathematics is a beautiful, imaginative, logical art’ – Ben Orlin

A mathematician at OSSMA aspires to:

  • Rapidly and accurately recall and apply facts and concepts
  • Reason mathematically; following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and justifying answers using mathematical language
  • Behave mathematically; tackling complex problems using a range of strategies and persevering in seeking solutions
  • Have high standards of disciplinary knowledge, drawing diagrams and presenting work accurately