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Chessbrook is committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all its students. We recognise that numeracy skills are essential to cope confidently with the demands of college, employment and adult life. Functional Skills Maths and Numeracy are integral to Maths teaching and learning at Chessbrook.


Chessbrook staff work hard to overcome negative attitudes to maths and in doing so create mathematical resilience. This positive ethos is fostered in all subjects throughout the curriculum and in less formal settings. During our collective ‘Circle Time’ activities, students and their mentors work collaboratively, enjoying the opportunity to engage in fun, stimulating and thought provoking activities with numeracy skills embedded. Students also enjoy the opportunity to try to solve the regular ‘Maths Challenge’ – a problem involving numeracy and lateral-thinking.


Students who attend ‘offsite’ programmes have the opportunity to improve their numeracy skills through real-life contexts, from motor vehicle maintenance to fishing. It is important that all students develop the ability to apply numerical understanding and skills confidently to solve problems in a variety of contexts and to cope with the practical mathematical demands of every-day life. The improvement of numeracy skills raises students’ mathematical attainment, which in turn promotes high standards in other subjects.


Useful websites

MY Maths

Chessbrook Subscription – Log-ins available (some features are free)

Logging in to ‘MyMaths’
Step 1. Enter Chessbrook’s login details
Step 2. Enter student’s login details

Completing Work
Select ‘Booster Packs’ from the ‘Resources’ menu on the left.
You will need to select the appropriate level to work at –
The Booster Packs have easy to navigate lessons and online worksheets to complete. You and your teacher can then see your progress as you work through the topics.
Remember - students that complete ‘MyMaths’ tasks do better in their exams!

BBC Bitesize
Save My Exams

Corbett Maths

The Maths Teacher

Manga High

The Math Igon

‘The whole of GCSE 9-1 Maths in only 2 hours’