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MATHS

Overview

Staff have high expectations and set challenging targets. We aim to instil confidence and competence and strive to make learning enjoyable.

Children receive three hours of maths per week plus one homework.

Children learn at different rates and so we set the children according to their ability. We assess throughout the year both informally and formally in end of term tests. Sets are then adjusted to make sure that students are matched up with similar learners.

Our open door policy means that there are always teachers available to recap, help and advise. Our lunchtime club offers catch up opportunities plus extension activities.

Our teaching styles are varied – we encourage practical work, problem solving and group work alongside of speaking and listening activities.

Maths Links

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Course Content

Year 7

AUTUMN TERM

– Working with place value
– Introducing Algebra
– Lines and Angles
– The probability scale
– Powers, Roots and Rounding
– Formulae Sequences and Rules
– Using Measurements

SPRING TERM

– Representing and Interpreting Data – Order of Operations – Linear Equations – Properties of shapes and solids

SUMMER TERM

– Ratio
– Graphs of Linear Functions
– Congruence and Scale Drawing

Year 8

AUTUMN TERM

– Arithmetical operations with decimals and negatives
– Algebraic Expressions
– Parallel, Alternate and Corresponding
– Percentages
– Sets and Unions
– Multiples, Factors and Primes
– Sequences and Relationships
– Accuracy with perimeter and area

SPRING TERM

– Volume – Using averages and range to describe data – Using relationships to describe data – Linear Equations with unknowns on both sides – Translations, Rotations and Reflections

SUMMER TERM

– Dividing quantities into ratios
– Linear Equations: Graphically and Algebraically
– Symmetries
– Constructions
– Diagrams and Constructions

Year 9

AUTUMN TERM

– Arithmetic with fractions
– Expressions and Formulae
– Angles and Polygons
– Ratio and Percentage Change
– Sample spaces to calculate theoretical probability
– Standard form and the number system
– Geometric Sequences
– Rearranging and solving linear equations

SPRING TERM

– Geometrical relationships and Pythagoras’ theorem
– Central Tendency and Spread
– Compound Units
– Mathematical Models

SUMMER TERM

– Using graphs to solve equations
– Pythagoras’ theorem and Trigonometry in right angled triangles
– Mathematical Relationships