# Mathematics

## **Welcome to the Mathematics Department**

"Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country."- David Hilbert

**Head of Department:**

Mrs Bayar

e-mail: M.Bayar@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Determination to succeed brings great GCSE (9-1) Maths results

**Members of the Department:**

Mrs Bayar

Mrs Prakash

Miss Halai

Miss Caulfield

Ms Chaudhry

Mrs Dassanayake

Mr Fehmi

Mr Galgal

Mrs Jeshani

Mrs Kapur

Mr Khalil

Mr Lumley

Mr Mukarram

Miss Spyrou

Ms Woodun

Mathematics is important in everyday life and we all use it daily. Your child will find that many jobs require an understanding of mathematical concepts and college places depend on good results. Most subjects use ideas encountered in Mathematics. It is a core subject and it is therefore compulsory and is studied up to the school leaving age of 16. Studying Mathematics will allow your child to develop Problem solving, Logical reasoning and the ability to think in abstract ways.

Typically Mathematics lessons involve project-based tasks with group investigational activates, whiteboards, peer teaching and mathematical puzzles. We find that students enjoy their mathematics and become more confident once they have more freedom to pursue and explore the subject.

Don’t forget to make sure your child is properly equipped for Mathematics, they should have a ruler, protractor, pair of compasses, calculator, black pen, blue pen, green pen, pencil and their maths books for every lesson. Equipment packs and calculators are available to purchase from the Mathematics Department.

**Key Stage **3

## Year 7* *

Mathematics in years 7 and 8 is taught in mixed ability groups. They will have 4 lessons a week. Typically, students will experience a variety of lessons across the year, which consists of puzzles, activities, problem solving, investigations and project based learning.

They will also be building upon this learning by using and applying the Mathematical skills they have learnt, in solving contextual problems.

Autumn | Spring | Summer |
---|---|---|

Algebra - Sequences |
Algebra – Expressions, graphs |
Algebra - Equations |

Number – Calculations, types of numbers, fractions |
Number - Decimals |
Number - Percentages |

Geometry – Angles, constructions |
Geometry – 2D & 3D shapes, transformations |
Statistics – Averages, charts and graphs |

Probability |

Across the academic year, students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to a variety of tasks such as the Frogs Investigation, the Bedroom Project, and the Planning a Holiday project.

**KS3 Assessment:**

Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis. Typically, this will take the form of MyMaths. It may also consist of any project based learning or investigative work to supplement class work.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision *(**www.mymaths.co.uk**, **www.emaths.co.uk**) *should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

## Year 8* *

**Year 8 overview**

Autumn | Spring | Summer |
---|---|---|

Algebra - Expressions, expanding, factorising, sequences |
Algebra – Equations, functions |
Algebra – Straight line graphs, real life graphs, index notation |

Number – Calculations, number properties, negatives, decimals, accuracy |
Number - Fractions, percentages |
Number – Percentages |

Geometry – Area and perimeter, angles, constructions |
Ratio and Proportion |
Statistics – Statistical diagrams, statistical measures, data |

Statistics – Statistical diagrams |
Geometry – Units, volume, angles, construction, loci |
Probability |

Geometry – Properties of shape, nets and surface area |

Across the academic year, students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to a variety of tasks such as the Hurdles Investigation, the Cake Shop Project, and the Statistics project.

**KS3 Assessment:**

Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis. Typically, this will take the form of MyMaths. It may also consist of any project based learning or investigative work to supplement class work.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision *(**www.mymaths.co.uk**, **www.emaths.co.uk**) *should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

**Key Stage 4**

During KS4 students are taught in two bands each consisting of sets 1 to 3 and two mixed ability groups. Mixed ability groups are smaller groups allowing for bespoke support and differentiated teaching. Assessment and scheme of learning are at a level appropriate for each ability group where students are prepared for Higher and Foundation tier.

In the Summer Term, Year 9 and Year 10 students sit a formal internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course. Year 11 students will sit a formal internal mock exam in November and will sit an external GCSE Mathematics exam using Edexcel Exam board.

The Schemes of Learning are organised in six strands which comprises of Numbers and Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape Space and Measures, Statistics and Probability, Using and applying Mathematics for problem solving.

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly on MyMaths. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision is uploaded on Canvas to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

## Year 9* *

Autumn | Spring | Summer |
---|---|---|

Powers and Roots |
Fractions, Decimal & Percentages |
Using Percentages (compound interest) |

Using Percentages |
Ratio & Proportion |
Using ratio (direct/inverse proportion) |

Probability |
Fractions |
Sequences (recognising quadratic and geometric sequences) |

Averages from a table |
Area |
Pythagoras’ Theorem |

Expressions, Formulae & Equations |
Multiples, Factors & Primes |
Trigonometry |

Equations |
Collecting and Interpreting data |
Indices |

Constructions |
Symmetry, Shapes and Angles |
Inequalities |

Transformations |
Solids |
Data (Averages & Times Series) |

Straight Line Graphs |
Navigation and Travel |
Linear Equations |

Venn diagrams and probability |
Metric and Imperial Units |
Circles & Related Shapes in terms of Pi |

Scatter Graphs |
Reading Scales |
Line Graphs and Gradients |

Sequences |

**KS4 Assessment:**

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly. Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

## Year 10

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The new GCSE Mathematics specification covers a broader and deeper mathematical content, delivered through a single extended GCSE which can be taken at higher level or foundation level. Higher tier will include questions that will stretch the most able. Foundation tier will focus on core mathematical understanding and skills for all students to master.

**KS4 Assessment:**

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly. Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

## Year 11

* *

In the last year of this GCSE course, most students are expected to complete the course materials by the end of the first term, with an end of term mock examination. In the second term students will be consolidating their knowledge and preparing for their terminal examination.

The new GCSE Mathematics specification covers a broader and deeper mathematical content, delivered through a single extended GCSE which can be taken at higher level or foundation level. Higher tier will include questions that will stretch the most able. Foundation tier will focus on core mathematical understanding and skills for all students to master.

**KS4 Assessment:**

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly. Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

GCSE mathematics - 100% marks in terminal examination sat in June.

The GCSE Mathematics specification will be examined by three written papers, each of 1½ hours. The first paper will be assessed without the use of a calculator; calculators will be expected for papers 2 and 3. There will be no difference in the content or assessment objectives assessed in each of the papers.

**GCSE Mathematics **

Paper 1: Non-calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

Paper 2: Calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

Paper 3: Calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

**Examination Board : **

**Course Specification:**

Edexcel 1MA1 GCSE Mathematics A Linear

**Qualification obtained: **

**GCSE Mathematics Higher**

**GCSE Mathematics**

**GCSE Mathematics Foundation**

**Useful Websites:**

**Useful Reading Material:**

Edexcel GCSE (9 1) Pearson Mathematics Higher Student Book

Edexcel GCSE (9 1) Pearson Mathematics Foundation Student Book

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Problem Solving Book Higher

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Problem Solving Book Foundation

Innumeracy *by John Paulos, Farrar-Straus edition 2001*

Life by Numbers *by Keith Devlin, John Wiley and sons.*

How Maths works *by Carol Vordenman, Dorling Kindersley Limited.*

How Puzzling *by Charles Snape and Heather Scott, Cambridge Universe Press.*

Maths Curse *by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Puffin Books*

Murderous Maths series *by Kjartan Poskitt, Scholastic.*

How Long is a Piece of string *by Rob Eastway, Robson Books*

Why Do Busses come in threes? b*y Rob Eastway, Robson Books.*

1089 and all that *by David Acheson, Oxford University Press*

The Parrot’s Theorem *by Denis Gued*

**Additional information:**

*To be confirmed*