“Nobody is born with a Maths brain, and nobody is born without one…”

We use Mathematics in all aspects of our everyday lives; whether we are counting our change, catching a train or baking a cake. Mathematics permeates industry through business, engineering and medicine and it occurs naturally throughout nature.

The Fibonacci Sequence

Add the previous two numbers to get the next one 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, …., …. On many flowers, the number of petals is a Fibonacci number


Good Maths and Numeracy skills equip us with the understanding to solve problems, interpret and analyse information; allowing us to make informed decisions

Broad General Education: S1 - S3

Young people from S1 to S3 will be given the opportunity to develop their understanding of Mathematics and its importance in everyday life progressing through the Mathematics and Numeracy Benchmarks.

Young people are not set on ability in S1, which is a common theme throughout the BGE experience in Mathematics at St Andrew’s. Classwork is differentiated; allowing all learners to access the curriculum, whilst extension materials are on hand to further develop and challenge.

Learners in the BGE will experience Complex Instruction – an exciting and innovative teaching methodology that involves young people working together to develop their skills and understanding in the Maths classroom. Complex Instruction is based on more people being successful, because there are more ways to be successful.