The primary aim of the Department, as a whole, is to inculcate the skills, knowledge and attitudes as outlined in the syllabuses with a Catholic Perspective.
· To provide a structured and caring environment for the learning of Mathematics.
· To develop the significance and relevance of Mathematics in everyday life.
· To attempt to equip all student with the Mathematical skills and knowledge which will help them to cope with everyday life.
· To make Mathematics meaningful and relevant to students.
· To make Mathematics interesting and enjoyable.
· To teach students to think clearly and logically.
· To teach students good study habits.
· To bring student to the realisation that they are not just learning Mathematics to pass examinations.
· To develop staff professionally.
· To foster the language of Mathematics as a form of communication.
· To provide a sense of justice and equity in Mathematics regardless of racial origin or religion and to avoid stereotyping of roles for each sex.
THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS LEARNING
Mathematics is learnt by individual students at different rates.
It must be remembered that:-
· students learn best when motivated
· students learn Mathematics through interacting and reflecting.
· students learn Mathematics through investigating.
· students learn Mathematics through language.
· students learn Mathematics as individuals in the context of cultural, intellectual, physical and social growth.
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