### Mathematics Department

The mission of the Mathematics Department is to provide an enabling environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics and mathematical application. Moreover, the department will contribute to the development of students as mathematical thinkers, enabling them to become life-changers, to continue to grow in their chosen professions, and to function as productive citizens.

In pursuing this mission, our primary departmental functions are the development, dissemination, and application of mathematical knowledge and Mathematics education. In fulfilling this mission, the department creates an environment where teachers and students grow as scholars while providing public and professional service.

##### AIMS

- Recognise that mathematics permeates the world around us
- Appreciate the usefulness, power and beauty of mathematics
- Enjoy mathematics and develop patience and persistence when solving problems
- Understand and be able to use the language, symbols and notation of mathematics
- Develop mathematical curiosity and use inductive and deductive reasoning when solving problems
- Become confident in using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in school and in real-life situations
- Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in Mathematics.
- Develop abstract, logical and critical thinking and the ability to reflect critically upon their work and the work of others
- Develop a critical appreciation of the use of information and communication technology in mathematics.
- Become confident in using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in school and in real-life situations

## OBJECTIVES

**A. Knowledge and Understanding**

Knowledge and understanding are fundamental to studying Mathematics and form the base from which to explore concepts and develop problem-solving skills. Thorough knowledge and understanding, students develop mathematical reasoning to make deductions and solve problems. At the end of the course, students should be able to

- Know and demonstrate understanding of the concepts from the five branches of Mathematics (number, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability, and discrete mathematics).
- Select and apply general rules correctly to solve problems including those in real-life contexts.

**B. Investigating Patterns**

Investigating patterns allows students to experience the excitement and satisfaction of mathematical discovery. Mathematical inquiry encourages students to become risk-takers, inquirers and critical thinkers. Through the use of mathematical investigations, students are given the opportunity to apply mathematical knowledge and problem-solving techniques to investigate a problem, generate and/or analyse information, find relationships and patterns, describe these mathematically as general rules, and justify or prove them. At the end of the course, when investigating problems, in both theoretical and real-life contexts, the student should be able to:

- Select and apply appropriate inquiry and mathematical problem-solving techniques.
- Recognise patterns.
- Describe patterns as relationships or general rules.
- Draw conclusions consistent with findings.
- Justify or prove mathematical relationships and general rules.

**C. Communication In Mathematics**

Mathematics provides a powerful and universal language. Students are expected to use mathematical language appropriately when communicating mathematical ideas, reasoning and findings—both orally and in writing. At the end of the course, students should be able to communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning and findings by being able to:

- Use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols, terminology) in both oral and written explanations
- Use different forms of mathematical representation (formulae, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs and models)
- Move between different forms of representation.

## Mathematics Staff Members And The Subjects Taught

Mr. Mokwenye Joseph | H.O.D / Mathematics / Further Mathematics. |
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Mr. Babalola Michael | Mathematics / Further Mathematics. |

Mr. Oche Samuel | Mathematics |

Mr. Ademola Kayode | Mathematics |

## Academic Performance

2015/2016 | MATHEMATICS | FUTHER MATHEMATICS |
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SSCE | 78% | 100% |

NECO JS3 | 100% | |

LAGOS STATE BECE | 94.5% |

2016/2017 | MATHEMATICS | FUTHER MATHEMATICS |
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SSCE | 100% | 100% |

NECO JS3 | 97% | |

LAGOS STATE BECE | 100% |

2018/2019 | MATHEMATICS | FUTHER MATHEMATICS |
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SSCE | 94% | 100% |

**Subjects Offered in the Department**

- Mathematics.
- Further Mathematics.

**ACHIEVEMENTS **

Through the support of the school administration, under the leadership of Elder Fasanu G.O, the school Principal, the department has been able to integrate the use of interactive whiteboards into our classes both in the junior and senior schools.

**FACILITIES**

By God’s grace there is nothing that the department needs in terms of facilities that we do not have. Our major facilities are the E-learning boards which have several facilities that can be used via internet, coupled with high lumen projectors, and software that can also enhance learning.

**Vision: **

To be a world-class centre of excellence in Science and Technology

**Core Values: **

- Morality and ethics
- Professionalism and integrity.
- Openness and transparency
- Creativity and innovativeness.
- Academic Freedom and Enquiry.