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Mathematics is a vital asset in many fields; education, economics, research and many other domains generate a great need for well-educated mathematic professionals. Mathematics is not just required of capable scientists but also is related inherently in many parts of day to day life.


Dean Schlicter wrote “Dig down deeply enough into anything and you will find mathematics” – A good real life example is to think about the preparation of a meal. If you are cooking a meal for your family, you could use financial mathematics to budget for the cost of the meal. You then use your knowledge of weights, measures and timing to cook the food. Even at a basic level it is amazing to think how Mathematics affects our everyday lives often without us even knowing it.  


Good Mathematicians are in high demand even in fields that have little to do with maths. Employers value traits that are acquired through a study of mathematics, including logical and abstract thinking, creativity, and flexibility. For good mathematicians, career possibilities are excellent.

The teaching of Mathematics is evolving all the time. The Mathematics Department at The Whitby High School is heavily involved in extending the use of technology in its teaching. We make liberal use of data projectors, interactive whiteboards and a wide range of mathematics software. Teachers employ a variety of teaching methods, from the traditional (e.g. exercise work) to the innovative (such as use of manipulatives to model situations, Quizdom devices and mathematical relays).


DEPARTMENT STAFF


Mrs A Anthony

Mrs A Barnes

Mr J Booth

Mrs L Bradford

Mr J Broad  

Mr D Davies

Miss R Hughes

Mrs D McCullough

Mrs M Murphy  

Miss S Robinson

Mr A Stanworth

Miss H Williams



MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT LINKS KEY STAGE 3 KEY STAGE 4 KEY STAGE 5 THE WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL * SYCAMORE DRIVE   ELLESMERE PORT   CH66 2NU    ( 0151 355 8445     8 WHITBY@WHITBYHS.CHESHIRE.SCH.UK STUDY RESOURCES