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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.

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

Key Stage 3

Autumn: Patterns and sequences, place value and calculations, properties of shapes and fractions.
Spring: Statistical methods, probability, expressions and formulae, and measures.
Summer: Handling data, ratio and proportion, percentages and equations.

Key Stage 4

Autumn:
Year 10:
Integers; decimals; algebra; tables, charts and graphs
Year 11: Ratio and proportion; Pythagoras; trigonometry; probability

Spring:
Year 10: Fractions, decimals and percentages; equations; sequences
Year 11: Plans and elevations; construction; loci; quadratic equations and circle theorems

Summer:
Year 10: Shapes and angles; statistics; area and volume; real life graphs and transformations
Year 11: Indices; standard form; vectors; simultaneous equations

Exam Board:
Year 10:
Edexcel Linear two-tier GCSE and Edexcel Entry Level Numeracy.
Year 11: 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