# Mathematics

## Overview:

Our key mathematics drivers are:

1) Numerically fluent when using key mathematical facts and processes.

2) Collaboratively driven. Understanding their self-worth in a diverse community of learners

3) Proud of the high standards they set of themselves

4) Conceptually confident, articulating why something works and not just how something works.

5) Creative when tackling problems. Aware that there are many routes to the same solution.

6) Appreciative of the purpose and real world application of Mathematical ideas

7) Resilient to challenge and solution focussed: Acknowledging that things are worth doing because they are difficult not because they are easy.

### Key Stage 3

Through the mathematics content, pupils should be taught to develop fluency consolidate their numerical and mathematical capability from Key Stage 2 and extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include decimals, fractions, powers and roots select and use appropriate calculation strategies to solve increasingly complex problems and use algebra to generalise the structure of arithmetic, including to formulate mathematical relationships.

### Key Stage 4

The GCSE course teaches students to develop their range of mathematical skills and techniques in order to solve numerical problems. Covering Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics, the GCSE Mathematics course is great for developing mathematical skills that will be applicable outside of school, at college, in work and beyond.

Most courses require a GCSE grade in mathematics and a significant amount of college places, apprenticeships and universities ask for a minimum of a grade 4 which is considered a pass grade. More and more places are also asking for a grade 5 in Mathematics, known as a good pass.

We utilise a spiral curriculum, meaning that every student revisits the same mathematical units each year. In each unit students develop from foundational content at KS3, through to complex content at KS4. This allows students to pick up right from where they left off the previous year, it means gaps can be filled quickly and effectively and students can be extended without having to learn anything new.

Units:

1. Place value, Order and Rounding

2. Methods in Calculation

3. Integers, Indices and Sequences

4. Fraction, Decimals and Percentages

5. Operations with fractions

6. Algebraic expressions

7. Probability

8. Angles in Polygons

9. Area, Perimeter and Volume

10. Equations and Inequalities

11. Statistics

12. Functions and graphs

13. Similarity and scale

14. Ratio and Proportion

15. Transformations

16. Rates of change and measures