Ace Schools Maths

Subject Team: H. Cumming, J. Dibben, J. Dale, P. Rowe.

Subject aims: Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

We aim to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically, develop an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems and persevering in seeking solutions.
Key Stage 3 Autumn Spring Summer Exam Board
We are following the new 2014 curriculum. Patterns and sequences, place value and calculations, properties of shapes and fractions. Statistical methods, probability, expressions and formulae, and measures. Handling data, ratio and proportion, percentages and equations.
Key Stage 4 Autumn Spring Summer Exam Board
Year 10 Integers; decimals; algebra; tables, charts and graphs Fractions, decimals and percentages; equations; sequences Shapes and angles; statistics; area and volume; real life graphs and transformations Edexcel Linear two-tier GCSE and Edexcel Entry Level Numeracy.
Year 11 Ratio and proportion; Pythagoras; trigonometry; probability Plans and elevations; construction; loci; quadratic equations and circle theorems

 

Indices; standard form; vectors; simultaneous equations Additional topics for higher course: surds; further graphs and functions; co-ordinate geometry; accuracy and bounds; direct and inverse proportion; cubic graphs; exponential graphs and geometric proof

Further information

Reading list and useful texts

  • Murderous Maths by Kjartan Poskitt Awesome Arithmetricks: How to + – X by Kjartan Poskitt
  • The Maths Handbook: Everyday Maths Made Simple by Richard Elwes
  • How Many Socks Make a Pair?: Surprisingly Interesting Everyday Maths by Rob Eastaway
  • CGP workbooks and study guides
  • 1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics by David Acheson
  • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh

 

Subject related web sites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education
http://uk.ixl.com/math/
http://www.mathsisfun.com/
www.mymaths.co.uk
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/index.html
www.mathszone.co.uk
http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
www.subtangent.com
www.coolmath-games.com

Apps

  • Calculator for iPad Free
  • Khan Academy
  • LearnZillion for Students
  • Fast Fractal
  • Pocket Tangrams
  • Geoboard
  • TapTapBlocks
  • infoCircle
  • GeoGebra
  • Protractor 1st
  • Spirit Level 3rd
  • Plumb Bob 5th
  • Clinometer HD
  • Angle Meter (FREE)
  • Shake ‘Em Dice
  • Numbers Game!
  • Sudoku
  • Sudoku Killer
  • STAR
  • Dragonbox Algebra
  • Star Maths (game)