Maths

Maths

Key stage 3 course outline

 

Terms Year 7 Year 8

Autumn

 

Unit 1 Data Handling

Unit 2 Number 

Unit 3 Algebra

Unit 4 Decimals and measures

 

Unit 1 Number properties and calculations

Unit 2 Number 

Unit 3 Algebra  

Unit 3 Algebra expressions & equations

Unit 4 Statistical graphs

Spring

Unit 5 Angles and shapes

Unit 6. Fractions, percentages and ratios    

Unit 7 Solving equations

Unit 5 Fractions, decimals, % and ratio  

Unit 6 Probability             

Unit 7 Angle rules and Pythagoras

Summer

Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume

Unit 9 Graphs

Unit 10 Transformations

Unit 8 Sequences

Unit 9 Perimeter, Area and volume

Unit 10 Graphs

 

Key stage 4 course outline

 

Term 

Year 9

Autumn

Number  

Algebra

Statistical graphs

Spring

Statistical graphs

Fractions, ratio and percentages

Summer

2D shapes & angle rules

Higher Extension: Pythagoras and trigonometry

Straight line graphs

Higher Extension: Graphs of functions

Statistical graphs

Why study maths?

Almost without us being aware of it, we all use Mathematics in some form in every day of our lives.  It could be something as simple as checking your change in a supermarket, estimating how many tins of paint you will need to decorate a room or calculating whether or not you will reach your destination in time.

In mathematics lessons we learn not just the skills to complete those tasks and more, but also how to effectively solve complex problems using our mathematical skills.   It is not possible to predict all of the mathematical skills that each person will use in their lifetime (we are all different), but students who have studied GCSE mathematics should have a basic foundation on which they can build in whatever career path they chose to follow.