Faculty of Mathematics

The Staff:

Mrs H. Namaji: Director of Learning: Mathematics
Ms Z Ramtohul: Mathematics Teacher
Mr Z Ahmed: Teacher of Science and Mathematics
Mr S Khaliq: Deputy Principal and Teacher of Mathematics

Mathematics contributes to the Eden curriculum by enabling learners to develop fluent mathematical methods and concepts, solve problems, reason mathematically and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms.

Here at Eden Girls’ School the Mathematics Department aims to ensure that student enjoyment and progress is at the core of all teaching, learning and activity.

The Curriculum:
During the course of the year, learners at Eden Girls’, will follow either the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for Mathematics or the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) scheme of work, which is assessed at the end of Year 11.  The needs of all learners are catered for throughout their studies in order to prepare them well for their GCSE exams.

The Scheme of Work in place is fully differentiated and covers all the key areas of Mathematics which include:

Year 7

Term Unit Topics
Autumn 1 Number Place Value, Decimals, Negative Numbers
Measures Metric Measure, Perimeter, Area
Algebra Simplifying Expressions, Substitution, Formulae
Autumn 2 Number Equivalent Fractions, Improper Fractions, Fractions of an amount, Add/subtract Fractions, Finding Percentages
Measures Measuring & drawing angles, Parallel lines, Angles in Triangles
Algebra Coordinates, line graphs, conversion graphs
Spring 1 Number Addition, Subtraction, Order of Operations
Statistics Planning & Collecting Data, representing Data, Averages
Spring 2 Measures Transformations, Tessellations
Algebra Solving Equations
Summer 1 Number Factors, multiples, primes, square numbers
Measures 3D shapes, nets, Surface Area, Volume
Algebra Sequences
Summer 2 Ratio & Proportion Simplifying Ratios, Sharing in a given Ratio, Proportion
Probability Probability Scale, Venn Diagram

Year 8

Term Unit Topics
Autumn 1 Number Factors, Multiples, Primes, LCM, HCF, Squares and Cubes
Measures Metric & Imperial Measure, Perimeter, Area of a rectangle, triangle, parallelogram & trapezium
Algebra Indices, Simplifying, Formulae
Autumn 2 Number Fractions & decimals, Adding/subtracting fractions, Percentages, FDP
Measures Properties of triangles/quadrilaterals, Angles
Algebra Drawing a straight line graph, Equation of a straight line
Spring 1 Number Mental Calculations, Powers of 10
Statistics Data Collection, Averages from tables, Scatter Graphs, Stem & Leaf Diagrams
Spring 2 Measures Transformations
Algebra Solving multi-step equations
Summer 1 Measures Constructing triangles, bisectors, perpendiculars, loci, Scale drawings, bearings
Algebra Sequences
Measures 3D shapes, plans & elevations, surface area & volume of a cuboid
Summer 2 Ratio & Proportion Simplifying a ratio, dividing in a given ratio, proportion
Probability Probability scale, experimental & theoretical probability

In addition to these areas, learners will also be given extensive practice in becoming fluent in mathematics, problem solving and reasoning mathematically.

Year 9

Term Unit Topics
Autumn 1 Number HCF & LCM, Calculating with Powers, Negative & Fractional Indices, Powers of 10, Standard Form, Surds
Algebra Algebraic Indices, Expanding & Factorising, Equations, Formulae, Linear & non-linear Sequences
Autumn 2 Algebra (continued)… Algebraic Indices, Expanding & Factorising, Equations, Formulae, Linear & non-linear Sequences
Interpreting & Representing Data Statistical Diagrams, Time series, Scatter graphs, Averages
Spring 1 Fractions, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion Fractions, Decimals & Percentages, Ratio & Proportion
Angles & Trigonometry Angle Properties of Triangles & Quadrilaterals, Interior & Exterior Angles of a Polygon, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Trigonometry
Spring 2 Angles & Trigonometry (continued)…Angle Properties of Triangles & Quadrilaterals, Interior & Exterior Angles of a Polygon, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Trigonometry
Graphs Linear Graphs, Graphing rates of Change, Real-life Graphs, Quadratic Graphs, Cubic & Reciprocal Graphs
Summer 1 Area & Volume Perimeter & Area, Units of Accuracy, Prisms, Area of Circles, Area of Sectors, Volume of Cylinders, Spheres, Pyramids & Cones
Summer 2 Transformation & Construction 3D Solids, Reflection, Rotation, Enlargement, Translation, Bearings, Scale drawings, Constructions, Loci

In addition to these areas, learners will also be given extensive practice in becoming fluent in mathematics, problem solving and reasoning mathematically.

What will learners be required to do in class and at home?
A variety of teaching methods will be employed during the mathematics lessons and a range of tasks will be set that challenge, enthuse, motivate and demand the active participation of the learners.

Learners will be encouraged to progress through the tasks and hence deepen their knowledge and understanding of mathematics.
Learners will also be set a 30 minute mathematics homework task per week.  The aim of this homework is to consolidate, extend or research.

How will learners be assessed?
Learners will continually be assessed during lessons to ensure that they understand the content and that the mathematical ideas can be applied.

They will also be sitting end of Unit Assessments, half termly progress tests and review tests to demonstrate the progress they are making.  In June, they will have an End of Year exam, assessing them on all the topics studied during the course of the year.

Useful resources:
www.mymaths.co.uk
www.nrich.com

Who you should see if you have any questions:
If you have any queries or concerns about the Mathematics Curriculum here at Eden Girls’ then please do not hesitate to contact your daughters’ Mathematics teacher or Mrs H. Namaji – Director of Learning for Mathematics.

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