Mathematics

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Mathematics

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview
Green (Set 1/2)
Purple (Set 3/4)
Red (Set 5/6)
Pupils will study a variety of different topics. This will allow them to understand and apply
both new and existing understanding to a range of  different problems and contexts.
Volume and Surface Area
Simplifying Numbers
Simplifying Numbers
Graphs
Interpreting Data
Interpreting Data
Number
Algebra
Algebra
Interpreting Data
Congruence and Scaling
Congruence and Scaling
Algebra
Fractions and decimals
Fractions and decimals
Shape and Ratio
Proportion
Proportion
Fractions and decimals
Circles
Circles
Equations and formulae
Equations and formulae
Comparing Data

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • The mathematics curriculum promotes the British values of tolerance and resilience on a daily basis through problem solving and understanding of complex concepts, encouraging students to persevere and try different methods to arrive at a correct solution. Students are encouraged to builds on and learn from their mistakes in maths lessons.
    • SMSC: Developing deep thinking and questioning the way in which the world works promotes the spiritual growth of our students
    • SMSC: Within the classroom, we encourage respect, reward good behaviour. We value listening to others views and opinions on problem solving
    • SMSC: We share the appreciation with the pupils that mathematics, its language and symbols have developed from many different cultures around the world: eg Egyptian,Indian, Islamic, Greek and Russian roots
    • SMSC :We encourage collaborative learning in the classroom – in the form of listening and learning from each other and paired discussion / working partners.

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Throughout Mathematics lessons pathways for future study of STEM subjects is promoted. Opportunities  are provided for pupils to use the Mathematics they have learnt in real life contexts.

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent consolidation and preparation work outside of the lesson. The nature of this will vary from class to class, but most pupils will be expected to complete one task a week, this might be using Mymaths, or mathswatch, or it could be a written piece of work designed to consolidate their understanding. Pupils will be expected to complete DIRT work at home using mathswatch after every assessment. Pupils are encouraged to use mathswatch independently of the class to support their own learning.

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview
Green (Set 1)
Purple (Set 2)
Red (Set 3)
Pupils will study a variety of different topics. This will allow them to understand and apply both new and existing understanding to a range of different problems and contexts.
Proportion
Comparing Data
Percentages
Circles
Percentages
Further Equations
Equations and Formulae
Further Equations
Polygons
Comparing Data
Polygons
Using Data
Percentages
Using Data
Enlargement
Further Equations and Formulae
Applications of graphs
Fractions
Polygons
Pythagoras Theorem
Algebra
Using Data
Fractions
Application of graphs
 

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • The mathematics curriculum promotes the British values of tolerance and resilience on a daily basis through problem solving and understanding of complex concepts, encouraging students to persevere and try different methods to arrive at a correct solution. Students are encouraged to builds on and learn from their mistakes in maths lessons.
    • SMSC: Developing deep thinking and questioning the way in which the world works promotes the spiritual growth of our students
    • SMSC: Within the classroom, we encourage respect, reward good behaviour. We value listening to others views and opinions on problem solving
    • SMSC: We share the appreciation with the pupils that mathematics, its language and symbols have developed from many different cultures around the world: eg Egyptian,Indian, Islamic, Greek and Russian roots
    • SMSC :We encourage collaborative learning in the classroom – in the form of listening and learning from each other and paired discussion / working partners.

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Throughout Mathematics lessons pathways for future study of STEM subjects is promoted. Opportunities  are provided for pupils to use the Mathematics they have learnt in real life contexts.

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent consolidation and preparation work outside of the lesson. The nature of this will vary from class to class, but most pupils will be expected to complete one task a week, this might be using Mymaths, or mathswatch, or it could be a written piece of work designed to consolidate their understanding. Pupils will be expected to complete DIRT work at home using mathswatch after every assessment. Pupils are encouraged to use mathswatch independently of the class to support their own learning.

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview
Green (Set 1)
Purple (Set 2)
Red (Set 3)
Pupils will study a variety of different topics. This will allow them to understand and apply both new and existing understanding to a range of different problems and contexts.
Pythagoras Theorem
Algebra
Decimals
Fractions
Decimals
Surface Area and Volume
Algebra
Prisms
Solving equations graphically
Decimals Numbers
Solving equations graphically
Compound Units
Cylinders
Compound Units
Similar Triangles
Solving equations graphically
Trigonometry
Compound Units
Trigonometry
 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • The mathematics curriculum promotes the British values of tolerance and resilience on a daily basis through problem solving and understanding of complex concepts, encouraging students to persevere and try different methods to arrive at a correct solution. Students are encouraged to builds on and learn from their mistakes in maths lessons.
    • SMSC: Developing deep thinking and questioning the way in which the world works promotes the spiritual growth of our students
    • SMSC: Within the classroom, we encourage respect, reward good behaviour. We value listening to others views and opinions on problem solving
    • SMSC: We share the appreciation with the pupils that mathematics, its language and symbols have developed from many different cultures around the world: eg Egyptian,Indian, Islamic, Greek and Russian roots
    • SMSC :We encourage collaborative learning in the classroom – in the form of listening and learning from each other and paired discussion / working partners.

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Throughout Mathematics lessons pathways for future study of STEM subjects is promoted. Opportunities  are provided for pupils to use the Mathematics they have learnt in real life contexts.

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent consolidation and preparation work outside of the lesson. The nature of this will vary from class to class, but most pupils will be expected to complete one task a week, this might be using Mymaths, or mathswatch, or it could be a written piece of work designed to consolidate their understanding. Pupils will be expected to complete DIRT work at home using mathswatch after every assessment. Pupils are encouraged to use mathswatch independently of the class to support their own learning.

 

Year 8 Mathematics Summary

Building on the Mathematics studied in year 7, the year 8 course is designed to deepen students’ understanding of basic concepts, provide intellectual challenge with new topics, and provide an insight in to how mathematics is used in everyday life.

Students in Mathematics are continually assessed in lessons, in addition to every couple of weeks’ students will complete an assessed homework. Once marked by their class teacher, students will receive targets for improvement. In addition to this students will sit summative assessments throughout the year.

Students in Mathematics will be set based on their ability, this is initially based on information from the primary school, and then through our own regular testing.

Students identified as needing additional help in Mathematics, will be supported though a basic skills numeracy program. 

All students benefit from having their own scientific calculator; these can be brought from the Mathematics Department. Students would also benefit from having had basic geometry set available for every lesson.

Much of the Mathematics out of school support is provided by online activities, it is helpful for students to have access to a computer for use out of lessons.