Mathematics is a powerful tool with many applications. Advanced mathematical training can lead to many career opportunities, including business, finance, medicine, engineering, and basic sciences.
At the same time, mathematics is a self-contained subject that is worth studying simply for its elegance. While challenging at times, the study of mathematics can bring a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Mathematics is an ideal subject for people who enjoy abstract thinking.
Mathematics is an essential discipline in today’s world. It is a powerful tool for understanding the world around us and our perspective of the important issues facing us as individuals, families, businesses, and nations. Mathematics surrounds us; we see and use mathematical skills and capabilities every day–from basic finance to advertising agencies to doctors; from retailers to builders, lawyers and accountants. Everyone needs some level of specific mathematics knowledge. Most professions use math to perform their job better and to get ahead in the world. In our department there is a focus on setting and meeting high aspirations. We look to develop understanding that can allow pupils to understand applications of mathematics in many fields and through this effort we believe that pupils are able to broaden their horizons, so that they are only truly limited by their own imaginations.