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Every pupil in Years 7 to 10 will be receiving a weekly PRET homework from their Mathematics teacher. The aim is for the pupils to Practise the maths they are learning in class, Recall key facts, Extend their understanding and give them the opportunity to Think for themselves. To support your child make the most out of these new homework tasks please review their work with them and ensure they have fully responded to each section. Here are five sections in total and each one aims to support progress in all areas of mathematics.
Literacy: Pupils should be providing a definition for each of the key words used in the current topic. They could use a dictionary or the internet to search for the meaning of the words. They will need to take care that they have chosen the correct definition, as sometimes words can have a different meaning in Mathematics.
Research: This section will give the chance for pupils to look at how the topic they are currently studying is linked to the real world, or for them to find out about particular famous mathematicians and their discoveries.
Memory: Changes to the Mathematics specification means that the pupils must remember and recall more key facts and formula than ever before. To fully prepare our pupils this section of the homework will give the pupils certain key facts to memorise. These will be tested in class.
Skill: This section gives the pupils the opportunity to practise the skills learnt in the classroom and consolidate their learning. If they need additional support they can use www.mymaths.co.uk and/or come to the mathematics support drop ins on a Monday and Thursday afterschool.
Stretch: This part of the homework is designed to challenge the pupils’ thinking and provide an extension to the work covered so far