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Mathematics

Objectives in mathematics:

In year 7

  • Develop fluency by consolidating mathematical capability from KS2
  • Reason mathematically by thinking deductively, in geometry, number, algebra and statistics
  • Solve problems by selecting and using the appropriate mathematical concepts

Modules covered

  • Number, structure and calculation - algebraic notation and vocabulary - geometric properties and construction - statistical measures and probability - ratio, proportion and rates of change

In year 8

Students will be taught to:

  • Develop fluency: by selecting and using the appropriate calculation strategies
  • Reason mathematically: by extending an understanding of the number system
  • Solve problems: by developing the use of mathematics to interpret more complex scenarios.

Modules covered:

  • Number, structure and calculation - algebraic notation and vocabulary - geometric properties and construction - statistical measures and probability - ratio, proportion and rates of change

In year 9:

Students will be taught to:

  • Develop fluency: by moving freely between the numeric, algebraic, graphical and diagrammatic strands.
  • Reason mathematically: by interpreting the structure of a problem and making and testing conjectures.
  • Solve problems: by modelling situations mathematically and expressing the results in a variety of forms.

Modules covered:

  • Number, structure and calculation - algebraic notation and vocabulary - geometric properties and construction - statistical measures and probability - ratio, proportion and rates of change

All students at Ibstock are expected to become SECURE in their understanding.

In mathematics this means:

In year 7

  • Multiply and divide numbers with up to three decimal places by 10, 100, and 1000
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences
  • Write a fraction in its lowest terms by cancelling common factors
  • Find percentages of quantities
  • Calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids
  • Use coordinates in all four quadrants
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average of a set of discrete data
  • Explain mathematical ideas using QWC

In year 8

  • Apply the four operations with decimal numbers
  • Write a quantity as a fraction or percentage of another
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide with fractions and mixed numbers
  • Check calculations using approximation, estimation or inverse operations
  • Substitute numbers into formulae
  • Solve linear equations in one unknown
  • Calculate surface area of cubes and cuboids
  • Explain mathematical ideas using QWC

In year 9

  • Apply the four operations with negative numbers
  • Solve problems involving percentage change, including original value problems
  • Solve linear equations with unknowns on both sides
  • Plot and interpret graphs of linear functions
  • Apply the formulae for circumference and area of a circle
  • Calculate theoretical probabilities for single events
  • Find and use the nth term for a linear sequence
  • Explain mathematical ideas using QWC