The Mathematics Department’s aim is to ensure that our students understand the universal language of mathematics, which plays a role in the existence and development of science, technology and art. Furthermore, they learn mathematical concepts, develop mathematical skills such as reasoning, connection, classification, generalization, inferencing and synthesis. Also, they are individuals that can use the language of mathematics, transfer mathematical knowledge to other areas, link it with life, and take responsibility for learning.

Our main goals are to enable our students to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics, understand and properly and correctly associate basic mathematical concepts, use the faculty of reason for the problems they encounter, and develop solutions.

Planning our lessons in accordance with the MEB curriculum, we also consider students’ individual differences to prepare a program that is aligned with the interests and abilities of our students and is supported by universal learning outcomes. All the technological equipment in our school is utilized, and learning processes are boosted with tablet computer applications appropriate for the content. In the secondary school, the GeoGebra program is actively used by our students. Also, integrated STEM practices are conducted in case of relevant and appropriate topics and outcomes. Furthermore, Stella (Systems Thinking for Education software) is used in our lessons for numerical modeling. Being conscious of the fact that mathematics and philosophy are inseparable, we include Philosophy for Children (P4C) stimuli in our lessons and thus create a platform for mathematical discussions.

We ensure that our students research the mathematicians that are some of the prominent figures in the history of Darüşşafaka and create projects about them; we also organize gatherings where our students meet Darüşşafaka alumni mathematicians. Project homework that relates to daily life and involves relevant technological applications is set for all grade levels.

Our students’ success is assessed via written exams, homework, quizzes, external evaluations, and projects based on the outcomes of the curriculum.

Our students participate in Math Kangaroo, MatBeg, Tales Mathematics, CryptoMath, and TÜBİTAK Secondary School Students Research Projects Competition throughout the year. The Mathematics Department also conducts different skill workshops such as Mind Games and CSI Education. In order to allow our students to discover the relationship between mathematics and different disciplines, we celebrate World Pi Day every year on 14 March with various activities.

Ada Dijital Ajans