Mathematics

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Mathematics

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview
higher foundation
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.
Basic Number Basic Number
Fractions, Ratio and Proportion Scale Drawing and Bearings
Statistical Diagrams and Averages Statistical Measures
Number and Sequences Angles
Ratio and Proportion Number Properties

 

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
higher
foundation
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.
Angles
Decimals and Fractions

Transformations, Construction and Loci

Algebra and Linear Graphs
Algebraic Manipulation Formulae and Equations
Length, Area and Volume
          

 

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.

 

Topic
Overview
higher
foundation
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.
Linear Graphs Ratio, Speed and Proportion
Right Angled Triangles Perimeter and Area
Probability
Geometry and Measure

 

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 9 Mathematics Summary

Building on the Mathematics studied in KS3 the GCSE 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 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.  

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