Mathematics

Mathematics: working hard together, achieving together, making every lesson count

The Mathematics Department will provide students with exciting, relevant and challenging Mathematics, delivered by dedicated staff.

Students will understand the underlying principles of the mathematics they learn, making links and developing reasoning skills and logical thinking.

They will progress towards being independent mathematicians who can identify correct and incorrect work for themselves.

Students will have their confidence encouraged and their complacency challenged in order to maximise potential.

 

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Year 7

Algebra

Place Value

Calculating with decimals

Graphs and Charts

Sequences

Properties of 2-D shapes (incl. Area & Perimeter)

Fractions & %

Angles

Time & Timetables

Negative Numbers

Algebra

Averages

Probability

Types of Number PDF
Year 8

Place Value and BIDMAS

Data Analysis

Nets and Surface Areas

Mathematical Diagrams

Ratio

Basic Algebra

Angles

FDP

Probability

Linear Graphs

Money and Time

Formulae

Polygons

Units of Measure

Speed, Distance and Time

Questionnaires and data collection

Transformations

Maths in Action

GCSE:
Data Handling

PDF
Year 9

4 Operations

Expressions & Formulae

Factorising

T&I

FDP

Index Laws

Compound Interest

Angles

Nets, Plans & Elevations

Ratio

Types of numbers

Probability

P,A,V

Circle Parts

Analysing data: Cumulative Frequency, Box Plot, Histograms

Transposition of Formulae

Linear Graphs

Real Life Graphs

PDF
Year 10

Recurring decimals

Surds

Quadratics: graphing, solving, sequences

Compound Measures

Transformations

Scale Drawing

Constructions

Loci

Personalised Mock Exam Preparation

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Basic Trigonometry

Simultaneous Equations

Linear Inequalities

Advanced Trigonometry

Proportionality

Properties of 2D shapes

Circle Theorems

P,A,V

Bounds

PDF
Year 11

Similarity

Congruence

Vectors

Completing the square to sketch curves

Iteration

Set Theory

Applied Handling Data

Applied Number

Applied Shape & Space

Applied Algebra

Personalised exam Preparation:

Knowledge and Understanding Enhancement

Personalised exam Preparation: Knowledge and Understanding Enhancement Exams PDF

Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful. Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing students' abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data.

Mathematics is important for students in many other areas of study, particularly Science, Geography and Technology and as such is one of the STEM subjects. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the World.

The Mathematics department aims to encourage enthusiasm for and an interest in the study of Mathematics by creating a partnership between parents, teachers and students. Here at Byrchall we provide the opportunity for all students to continually improve their mathematical skills and ensure that they develop a lifelong love of learning. The department encourage a range of problem solving strategies that will enable students to transfer their understanding across the whole curriculum and into real life situations.

The Mathematics department offers a range of courses and experiences to suit the needs of all students. The department has an excellent academic record, but more importantly it ensures the progress of all students no matter the stage of their academic development. The department has an excellent staff that continually provides stimulating lessons that incorporate a mix of new technology and traditional teaching. Students are encouraged to try to develop new skills in real life contexts that embed understanding.

Our key aims are:

  • Set challenging targets with high expectations for all pupils.
  • Offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate pupils and demand their active participation
  • Explore enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum to enhance students' enjoyment of mathematics
  • Provide a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for all students following different pathways to ensure progression
  • Highlight links between mathematics in the curriculum and mathematics in the real world
  • Increase a student's awareness of the role played by mathematics in a wide variety of future careers and to offer appropriate advice and guidance

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