## Welcome to gfsmaths.com

This is the web site for the Maths department at Greenwich Free School.

We believe that all pupils should be taught the skills necessary to become a good mathematician, to prepare them for future success. Our philosophy for teaching maths (and lots of other information) can be found in the department handbook; here is an excerpt from it:

This website contains:

We believe that all pupils should be taught the skills necessary to become a good mathematician, to prepare them for future success. Our philosophy for teaching maths (and lots of other information) can be found in the department handbook; here is an excerpt from it:

*Mathematics is not just numbers and arithmetic. Although we need to become fluent in arithmetic to live our daily lives, there is so much more to Maths. It is the study of structure and pattern. We use it to explore, understand and simplify the world around us. Mathematics is the study of connecting the unconnected.**Through studying Maths, we learn how to reason, how to solve problems, how to ask ‘what if…’, how to explain why, how to create. We learn how to think. In studying Mathematics we learn so much more than just using numbers.*This website contains:

- Lots of maths activities - choose from the topic areas on the left (including a draft copy of my book on Number based on the y7 curriculum)
- A blog about lessons taught at GFS
- A pupils page to help with revision for exams etc
- A parents page to give information about Maths at GFS
- A teachers page with resources for teachers at GFS