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Mathematics

Intent

Our vision for mathematics and numeracy:

  • Students enjoy their mathematics lessons and know how to make progress in mathematics.
  • Students understand the wider context of the mathematics that they are learning and are given a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts, rather than a set of techniques or routines to get to the right answer.

 

Our values in the mathematics department:

  • We believe that mathematics has links to all aspects of real life. Our curriculum makes key links to the real world to enable students to see how mathematics fits into the wider world.
  • We are unapologetically ambitious and have high expectations of all students- something which is supported through our mixed ability class setting.
  • We believe in strong teaching at KS3 to support students as they go on to KS4. We expose students to challenging content and focus on mastery of key knowledge.

 

Our core principles in the mathematics department:

  • Allowing all students to develop a curiosity of mathematics. Ensuring students can apply knowledge to the real world.
  • Every student can succeed.
  • Delivering a knowledge rich curriculum with problem solving at the heart, while allowing students to acquire fluency in crucial mathematical procedures: fewer topics in greater depth.
  • Providing cross-curricular study, SMSC links and destination information.
  • Planning with strong challenge and differentiation which will allow all students to make accelerated progress

 

Implementation

 

A curriculum overview:

Year 7 (Maths Mastery 2019-2020 New Sol)

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: Making generalisations about the number system (1)

Big Learning Question: What is a number?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 1 - numbers and numerals
Unit 2 - axioms and arrays
Unit 3 - factors and multiples
Unit 4 - order of operations

Topic: Making generalisations about the number system (2)

Big Learning Question: Why do we use y?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 5 - positive and negative numbers
Unit 6 - introducing sequences, expressions and equations

Topic: 2D Geometry

Big Learning Question: How do I find missing angles?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 7 - angles
Unit 8 - classifying 2D shapes
Unit 9 - constructing triangles and quadrillaterals 

Topic: The Cartesian plane

Big Learning Question: What is area?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 10 - co-ordinates
Unit 11 - area of 2D shapes
Unit 12 - transforming 2D figures

Topic: Fractions

Big Learning Question: What is a fraction?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 13 - prime factor decomposition
Unit 14 - equivalent fractions
Unit 15 - all operations acting on fractions

Topic: Ratio and proportion

Big Learning Question: What is ratio and when do I use them?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 16 - ratio
Unit 17 - percentages

 

Year 8 (Legacy Maths Mastery)

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: Prime numbers, factorisation and calculating with fractions

Big Learning Question: What's so special about prime numbers

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 1 - prime numbers and factorisation
Unit 2 / 3 - calculating with fractions

Topic: Algebra

Big Learning Question: How do you solve an equation?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 4 - positive and negative numbers
Unit 5 -  sequences, expressions and equations

Topic: 2D Geometry

Big Learning Question: How can you draw a perfect triangle?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 6 / 7 - triangles and quadrillaterals
Unit 8 - finding missing angles
Unit 9 - area of parellelograms and trapezia 

Topic: Proportional Reasoning

Big Learning Question: What has maths got to do with my life?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 10 - percentage change
Unit 11 - ratio and rate

Topic: Statistics

Big Learning Question: How does a journalist use maths?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 12 - collect and organise data
Unit 13 - present data
Unit 14 - interpret and compare statistical representations

Topic: 3D Geometry

Big Learning Question: How does an architect use maths?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 15 - rounding, significant figures and estimation
Unit 16 - circumference and area of a circle
Unit 17 - 3D shapes and their nets
Unit 18 - surface area and volume of cuboids, prisms, cylinders and composite solids

 

Year 9 (Legacy Maths Mastery)

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: Co-ordinates, linear graphs, proportion and standard form

Big Learning Question: What's the point of a graph?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 1 - coordinates
Unit 2 - linear graphs
Unit 3 - direct and indirect proportion
Unit 4 - scales and standard form

Topic: Algebraic expressions

Big Learning Question: Why don't we change the subject?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 5 - sequences
Unit 6 -  expanding and factorising brackets
Unit 7 - changing the subject of a formula

Topic: 2D Geometry

Big Learning Question: What's the difference between congruence and similarity?

Knowledge and skills covered:


Unit 8 - constructions
Unit 9 - congruence and similarity
Unit 10 - triangles and quadrillaterals
Unit 11 - angles in polygons 

Topic: Equations and inequalities

Big Learning Question: How can you solve simultaneous equations?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 12 - linear equations and inequalities
Unit 13 - simultaneous equations
Unit 14 - quadratic and other graphs

Topic: Geometry

Big Learning Question: Who was Pythagoras?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 15 - Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Unit 16 - transformations
Unit 17 - probability

Topic: Statistics

Big Learning Question: What's the average?

Knowledge and skills covered:

Unit 18 - proof
Unit 19 - mean from grouped data
Unit 20 - comparing data distributions
Unit 21 - scatter graphs

 

 

Six Part Mastery Model – Each lesson is structured to include:

Do Now Remembering
New Learning Comprehending
Talk Task Applying
Develop Learning Analysing
Independent task Evaluating
Plenary Creating

Knowledge Organisers show the key information every student must know by the end of each half term. They are available for each year group for each half term. Every student will have a printed copy glued into their workbooks.

 

The keyword list shows definitions of key mathematical terminology. This is not an exhaustive list. 

 

Equipment: Every student should have a black pen, green pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, glue stick, protractor and scientific calculator.

 

Homework will be set weekly on Hegarty Maths. Every student creates their own log in. Homework should take between 30 and 60 minutes. Students will be provided with a separate homework book. They must watch the video, make notes and then write, answer and mark every question from the quiz. There is a parent checklist to help you help your child get the most from their homework. Failure to complete homework will result in detention.

 

Impact

 

The Review of the Week is to be completed in the last lesson of every week. The review of the week will be written by the class teacher. There will be a maximum of 8 questions on the review of the week all based on prior learning from the week.

 

Post Assessments will be taken by every student in exam conditions at the end of each half term. These are taken from the Maths Mastery course. Results will be recorded for analysis purposes.

Hegarty Maths 

All students will have access to Hegarty Maths. It is an excellent resource containing a 10-minute video and then a short quiz on every topic we will be teaching. Please encourage your child to use Hegarty.

 

Times Table Rockstars

Every student has a log in for Times Table Rockstars. Once they log in, they create their Rock Avatar. They can then compete in various times table based challenges. Times Tables are the foundation of numeracy and a good grasp of times tables will help your child attack more complex problems.