# Mathematics

A curriculum that is broad and balanced for all students, that prepares each individual for success in later life.

## Gold Standard Teaching and Learning

• Highly effective questioning to identify and address misconceptions.
• Formative and Summative Assessment to diagnose and inform next steps using exit tickets.
• Model excellence and how to achieve it.
• Revisit and ‘low stakes’ testing e.g. Starter and Plenary quizzes to make connections and support recall.
• Problem solving and mathematical reasoning enabling students to make connections between different strand in Mathematics.

### Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 7

 When What we are Studying?  e.g. Topics/ Skills etc Autumn 1 LA: Analysing and displaying data, Calculating  MA: Analysing and displaying data, Number skills  HA: Analysing and displaying data, Number skills Autumn 2 LA: Expressions, functions and formulae, Graphs  MA: Expressions, functions and formulae, Decimals and measures  HA: Equations, functions and formulae, Fractions Spring 1 LA: Factors and multiples, Decimals and measures  MA: Fractions, Probability  HA: Angles and shapes, Decimals Spring 2 LA: Angles and lines  MA: Ratio and proportion  HA: Equations Summer 1 LA: Measuring and shapes, Fractions, decimals and percentages  MA: Lines and angles, Sequences and graphs  HA: Multiplicative reasoning, Perimeter, area and volume Summer 2 LA: Transformations  MA: Transformations  HA: Sequences and graphs

### Year 8

 When What we are Studying?   e.g. Topics/ Skills etc Autumn 1 LA: Number properties and calculations, Shapes and measures in 3D  MA: Number, Area and volume  HA: Factors and powers, Working with powers Autumn 2 LA: Statistics, Expressions and equations  MA: Statistics, graphs and charts, Expressions and equations  HA: 2D shapes and 3D solids, Real life graphs Spring 1 LA: Decimal calculations, Angles  MA: Real-life graphs, Decimals and ratio  HA: Transformations, Fractions, decimals and percentages Spring 2 LA: Number properties  MA: Lines and angles  HA: Constructions and loci Summer 1 LA: Sequences, Fractions and percentages  MA: Calculating with fractions, Straight-line graphs  HA: Probability, Scale drawings and measures Summer 2 LA: Probability  MA: Percentages, decimals and fractions  HA: Graphs

### Year 9

 When What we are Studying?   e.g. Topics/ Skills etc Autumn 1 LA: Number calculations, Sequences and equations  MA: Indices and standard form, Expressions and formulae  HA: Powers and roots, Quadratics Autumn 2 LA: Statistics, Fractions, decimals and percentages  MA: Dealing with data, Multiplicative reasoning  HA: Inequalities, equations and formulae, Collecting and analysing data Spring 1 LA: Geometry in 2D and 3D, Algebraic and real-life graphs  MA: Constructions, Equations, inequalities and proportionality  HA: Multiplicative reasoning, Non-linear graphs Spring 2 LA: Multiplicative reasoning  MA: Circles, Pythagoras and prisms  HA: Accuracy and measures Summer 1 LA: Algebraic and geometric formulae, Probability  MA: Sequences and graphs, Probability  HA: Graphical solutions, Trigonometry Summer 2 LA: Polygons and transformations  MA: Comparing shapes  HA: Mathematical reasoning

### Year 10 2019-20

 When What we are Studying?   e.g. Topics/ Skills etc Autumn 1 LA: Number, Algebra, Graphs, tables and charts  MA (F): Number, Algebra, Graphs, tables and charts  MA (H): Number, Algebra, Interpreting and representing data  HA: Number, Algebra, Interpreting and representing data Autumn 2 LA: Fractions and percentages, Equations, inequalities and sequences  MA (F): Fractions and percentages, Equations, inequalities and sequences  MA (H): Fractions, ratio and percentages, Angles and trigonometry  HA: Fractions, ratio and percentages, Angles and trigonometry Spring 1 LA: Angles, Averages and range, Perimeter, area and volume 1  MA (F): Angles, Averages and range, Perimeter, area and volume 1  MA (H): Graphs, Area and volume, Transformations and constructions  HA: Graphs, Area and volume, Transformations and constructions Spring 2 LA: Graphs, Transformations  MA (F): Graphs, Transformations  MA (H): Equations and inequalities, Probability  HA: Equations and inequalities, Probability Summer 1 LA: Ratio and proportion, Right-angled triangles, Probability  MA (F): Ratio and proportion, Right-angled triangles, Probability  MA (H): Multiplicative reasoning, Similarity and congruence, More trigonometry  HA: Multiplicative reasoning, Similarity and congruence, More trigonometry Summer 2 LA: Multiplicative reasoning, Constructions, loci and bearings  MA (F): Multiplicative reasoning, Constructions, loci and bearings  MA (H): Further statistics, Equations and graphs  HA: Further statistics, Equations and graphs

### Year 11 2019-20

 When What we are Studying?   e.g. Topics/ Skills etc Autumn 1 LA: Circle theorems, More algebra  MA (F): Quadratic equations and graphs, Perimeter, area and volume 2, Fractions, indices and standard form  MA (H): Circle theorems, More algebra  HA: Circle theorems, More algebra Autumn 2 LA: Vectors and geometric proof, Proportion and graphs  MA (F): Congruence, similarity and vectors, More algebra  MA (H): Vectors and geometric proof, Proportion and graphs  HA: Vectors and geometric proof, Proportion and graphs Spring 1 Revision Spring 2 Revision

### Key Stage 4 Examination Overview

Exam board details: Edexcel at present

Overview of assessment

There will be three written papers, each contributing 33% of the marks towards the final grade.

There are two tiers of entry:

Paper 1 – non-calculator

Paper 2 & 3 – calculator

Paper 1 – non-calculator

Paper 2 & 3 – calculator

Teachers will be working with you to make decisions as to which tier (Foundation or Higher) is more appropriate for each student. It is important to remember that the new Foundation tier is more demanding than the current Foundation tier so just because a student may have previously been suitable for Higher tier that may no longer be the case as the content and assessment is quite different. Here are some of the things to consider when choosing tier of entry.

• A grade 5 – the new good pass can be attained through Foundation tier
• There is harder content that has been introduced to Foundation from Higher tier such as simultaneous equations
• The Foundation papers include questions targeted at the top of grade 5 which is broadly comparable to a low grade B
• The papers will include more questions testing high order skills such as problem solving and reasoning
• There are common questions between Foundation and Higher tier papers that appear towards the end of the Foundation tier sample papers and form the first part of the Higher tier sample papers.

### What resources could I buy or borrow that will help my child?

The Maths department sell revision guides, workbooks and practice papers written by Pearson (Edexcel publishers). These costs £3.10 each or you are able to buy all three together as a year 11 revision pack for £8.10. Calculators are also available to buy online in the same way.

### What are the key websites or Apps that my child could use?

Peasons text book and resources – own login given

PIXL Maths App – School ID: NC2369 – own login given

### What can I do to encourage my child to take further interest in Mathematics?

• 100% attendance
• Essential equipment–fully stocked pencil case AND calculator
• Being encouraged and helped to manage their stress.
• Being helped to develop independent study habits.
• Make and monitor a weekly revision plan.
• Taking advantage of all the support provided in school.
• Using appropriate RESOURCES for learning (Revision guide, websites and past papers)
• Using active revision techniques.
• Create quizzes for yourself and practice (or use www.diagnosticquestions.com).
• Create flash cards to test yourself on.
• Use past papers over and over addressing issues until you can get 100%.
• Condense and reformat notes and key facts.
• ‘Make it strange’! If you are really struggling to remember something try to connect it to something as unusual as possible to help you.
• Learn the formulae that you will not be given.
• Overlearning, spend time after learning a topic doing more questions on that topic, increase the intervals between revising this topic until recalling it and using it is virtually automatic.
• Retrieval and regular testing NOT just reading notes and doing the questions you can already do.