Mathematics
Introduction
At Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College the Mathematics Department will promote and support a comprehensive, interactive and innovative learning environment that will empower our students for the future in this ever-changing world.
The Mathematics Department at Abbs cross Academy and Arts College will provide a mathematics program that prepares our students to be life-long learners and responsible, numerate citizens. We endeavour to provide a learning centred environment in which the student is the performer and the teacher is the coach. The Department also hope that students will come to appreciate that whilst being a subject in its own right mathematics is an important tool in other subjects and has no boundaries.
The Department seeks to develop in students the following:
- A positive attitude towards mathematics by:
– seeing it as an interesting and attractive subject
– helping them to appreciate the creative and aesthetic aspects of the subject
– ensuring that persistence through sustained work is rewarded
– giving credit and praise to improve confidence
– encouraging students to themselves challenging targets
- Sound numerical skills by:
– ensuring that calculators are used sensibly and efficiently
– the use of starters and plenaries to promote the use of mental skills
– insisting that they learn relevant concepts and facts
- A willingness to use algebraic skills by:
– exploring mathematical patterns and sequences
– identifying functional relationships
– using correct and appropriate mathematical notation and language
– using mathematics to model real-life situations
- Raising spatial awareness by: – fostering an appreciation of the nature of space
– encouraging them to use different representations
– exploring properties of shape and space through the drawing and practical work
- An understanding of statistical enquiry by:
– encouraging them to collect, interrogate and interpret data
– collecting data from a range of sources by an appropriate sampling technique
– communicating findings through an appropriate and relevant charts and diagrams
– engaging in practical and experimental work
– looking critically at the presentation of information
- An ability to use and apply Mathematics by:
– raising an awareness of Mathematics across the curriculum
– relating appropriate mathematical problems to life itself
– developing an understanding through enquiry and experience
– expressing problems in mathematical terms as an aid to their solution
– fostering an ability to think clearly and logically with independence of thought and flexibility of mind.
Year 7 Term 1&2 | Year 7 Term 3 & Year 8 Term 1 | Year 8 Term 2&3 |
Analysing and displaying data | Factors and powers | Powers and roots |
Number skills | Working with powers | Quadratics |
Equations, functions and formulae | 2D shapes and 3D solids | Inequalities, equations and formulae |
Fractions | Real-life graphs | Collecting and analysing data |
Angles and shapes | Transformations | Multiplicative reasoning |
Decimals | Fractions, decimals and percentages | Non-linear graphs |
Equations | Constructions and loci | Accuracy and measures |
Multiplicative reasoning | Probability | Graphical solutions |
Perimeter, area and volume | Scale drawings and measurements | Trigonometry |
Sequences and graphs | Graphs | Mathematical reasoning |
Year 9, 10 and 11 | |
GCSE (9-1) Higher | GCSE (9-1) Higher |
Unit 1 Number | Unit 16 Circle theorems |
Unit 2 Algebra | Unit 17 More algebra |
Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data | Unit 18 Vectors and geometric proof |
Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and proportion | Unit 19 Proportion and graphs |
Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry | |
Unit 6 Graphs | |
Unit 7 Area and volume | |
Unit 8 Transformation and constructions | |
Unit 9 Equations and inequalities | |
Unit 10 Probability | |
Unit 11 Multiplicative reasoning | |
Unit 12 Similarly and congruence | |
Unit 13 More trigonometry | |
Unit 14 Further statistics | |
Unit 15 Equations and graphs |
Year 9, 10 and 11 | |
GCSE (9-1) Foundation | GCSE (9-1) Foundation |
Unit 1 Number | Unit 16 Quadratic equations and graphs |
Unit 2 Algebra | Unit 17 Perimeter, area and volume 2 |
Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts | Unit 18 Fractions, indices and standard form |
Unit 4 Fractions and percentages | Unit 19 Congruence, similarity and vectors |
Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences | Unit 20 More algebra |
Unit 6 Angles | |
Unit 7 Averages and range | |
Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1 | |
Unit 9 Graphs | |
Unit 10 Transformations | |
Unit 11 Ratio and proportion | |
Unit 12 Right-angled triangles | |
Unit 13 Probability | |
Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning | |
Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings |
Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 76% grades 9-4.
Mathematics has many applications in everyday life. It enables us to organise, manipulate and communicate information efficiently. It can be used to solve problems and to predict events in real life. At Abbs Cross the Mathematics department strive to ensure students learn how to apply mathematical techniques learnt to solve problems.
We aim to give all students the opportunity to take an active role in every maths lesson through the use of active learning techniques, such as:
• collaborative tasks, where students work in pairs or small groups to discuss and solve maths problems;
• class discussions;
• the use of mini-whiteboards to collect and discuss answers from every students in the class;
• use of ICT to enhance learning through use of Interactive Whiteboards in every lesson.
Maths has lots of applications and is a vital asset in many degrees and careers. To find out more click on the following link:
- Weekly maths homework club
- Weekly homework on google classroom.
- Maths challenge club for Year 7 and 8
KS3
Useful revision websites
https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/
https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths
Name of textbook
- KS3 Maths progress book (Pi, Theta and Delta).
- Mymaths for Key Stage 3 book 1 and 2.
KS4
Useful revision websites
https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/
https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths
Revision guides
Name of textbooks
- Edexcel GCSE (9 – 1) Mathematics (Higher and Foundation Tier).