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Mathematics
SUBJECT LEADER
Mrs L. Pedley-Whittingham
l.pedley-whittingham@kingsmeadschool.net


SUBJECT VISION

In mathematics we teach all pupils with the assumption that they are the A Level mathematicians of the future. We teach to develop conceptual understanding and allow pupils to develop a rich network of mathematical knowledge. We do not want pupils to see Mathematics as a set of disconnected rules and procedures, instead we show the links between content within our curriculum through careful sequencing and interleaving.
In line with the national curriculum, we intend to provide a 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. The core aims of the curriculum; fluency, reasoning and problem solving are also at the heart of our curriculum. We want our pupils to think like a mathematician and behave mathematically: to be able to question, reason, work systematically, make and test conjectures, explain, generalise, justify and prove.

Learning maths skills such as problem solving, analysing data, communication, logical thinking and attention to detail. help to build up essential skills that are used on a daily basis.

KEY STAGE 3

Year 7

Autumn Term
Sequences 
Understand and use algebraic notation
Equality and equivalence
Place value ordering integers and decimals
Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence

Spring Term
Solving problems with addition and subtraction
Solving problems with multiplication and division
Fractions & percentages of amounts
Operations and equations with directed number
Addition and subtraction of fractions

Summer Term
Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation
Developing geometric reasoning
Developing number sense
Sets and probability
Prime numbers and proof

Year 8

Autumn Term
Ratio and scale
Multiplicative change
Multiplying and dividing fractions
Working in the Cartesian plane
Representing data
Tables & Probability

Spring Term
Brackets, equations and inequalities
Sequences
Indices
Fractions and percentages
Standard index form
Number sense

Summer Term
Angles in parallel lines and polygons
Area of trapezia and circles
Line symmetry and reflection
The data handling cycle
Measures of location

Year 9

Autumn Term
Straight line graphs
Forming and solving equations
Testing Conjectures
Three dimensional shapes
Constructions and congruency

Spring Term
Numbers
Using percentages
Maths and money
Deduction
Rotation and Translation
Pythagoras' Theorem

Summer Term
Enlargement and similarity
Solving ratio and proportion problems
Rates
Probabliity
Algebraic representation

KEY STAGE 4

Year 10

Autumn Term
Congruence, similarity and enlargement
Trigonometry
Representing solutions of equations and inequalities
Simultaneous equations

Spring Term
Angles and bearings
Working with circles
Vectors
Ratios & fractions
Percentages & interest
Probability

Summer Term
Collecting, representing and interpreting data
Non-calculator methods
Types of number sequences
Indices and roots

Year 11

Autumn Term
Fractions and reciprocals
Indices and standard form
Similarity and congruence in 2D
Vectors
Geometric proof
Direct and inverse proportion
Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations

Spring Term
Transforming and Constructing
Listing and describing
Show that... style questions

Summer Term
Revision

KEY STAGE 5

Years 12 and 13

Autumn Term
Circles
Trig
Binomial expansion
Differentiation
Integration
Vectors
Exponentials and Logarithms

Spring Term
Modelling in mechanics
Constant Acceleration
Forces and Motion
Data collection
Measures of location and spread
Representations of Data
Correlation

Summer Term
Forces and Motion
Variable Acceleration
Probability
Statistical Distributions
Hypothesis Testing
Algebraic Methods
Functions
Sequences and Series

How does this subject develop the whole child?

Contribution to RSE/LIMB/Pledge
Pupils are given weekly opportunities to work on numeracy elements of pledge in lessons and the maths department consistently support other departments in their work towards numeracy aspects of pledge

Cultural Capital Development
In maths we provide knowledge and understanding of financial matters, teaching pupils explicitly about such things as compound interest and depreciation, as well as concepts such as tax, deposits and mortgages. Through work on representing and analysing data pupils begin to think critically about information that is presented to them as well being exposed to situations where data may be misleading. We also look at where there may or may not be relationships between things, where correlation does not imply causation when working with scatter graphs.

Cross Curricular Links and Projects
Maths is used in many other subjects across school and we have strong cross-curricular links with all areas of science. At A-Level we have particular links with Physics, Geography and Psychology.

Opportunities to develop your Leadership Skills through this subject
In maths you will have opportunities to hone your problem solving skills in pair and group work. In year 12 and 13 students are welcomed back into maths lessons as lead learners helping younger pupils.

Links to developing extended writing, reading and numeracy
Ensuring that students are numerate and have the skills needed for later life is a key part of our mathematics curriculum, numeracy skills are consistently embedded into mathematics lessons with regular numeracy based activities and ensuring pupils have key prior knowledge before teaching new concepts, it is for this reason that we use Times tables Rock stars in years 7 and 8 and complete regular numeracy assessments with all students.

Exam Boards and Links
GCSE Maths
A-Level Maths

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