Maths

Maths Department

The mathematics department at SCCBS supports all pupils’ potential for achievement, providing them with a solid foundation of mathematical skills, whilst promoting a sense of wonder about the beauty of mathematics.

“Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe”
Galileo (1564 – 1642)

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The Mathematics Department at St Columba’s will provide for all students mathematical experiences through spiritual, moral, cultural and social contexts – irrespective of their background, ability or race. These experiences should help the students to acquire the mathematical skills and understanding they need as they journey through life. Mathematics plays an important role in our lives. It is used in everyday activities such as buying food and clothes, keeping time and playing games.

All students at St Columbas study mathematics. We aim to provide a wide range of mathematical experiences enabling students to:

• acquire skills in mathematical thinking;
• develop confidence in using and applying mathematics and to appreciate its challenges and aesthetic satisfaction within wider contexts;
• develop positive attitudes to mathematics and an understanding of its nature and purpose in a variety of relevant contexts;
• progress appropriately through a challenging programme of work differentiated to meet individual needs;
• develop, initiate and enjoy working cooperatively, collaboratively and individually.

Students are encouraged to develop their thinking skills and approaches to problem solving and enquiry using a range of techniques. The development of an understanding of number and its application, in particular the development of mental strategies and the use of appropriate language is a priority.

A wide range of teaching methods are used, in order to meet the varying needs of students. Included are whole class, small group and individualised learning approaches. The emphasis is on active learning. Active involvement in mathematical experiences, in real and relevant contexts is essential for the mathematical development of our students. This is particularly so in KS4 where ‘Functional Skills’ become the basis of study programmes. We are committed to providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for all our students, presented at a level appropriate to the needs and ability of individual students.

An overview of the Maths Scheme of work is available below or a more detailed version is available here – Click Here

Year 7
Autumn Term 1 Integers and decimals
Sequences and Functions
Measures
Solving Problems
Autumn Term 2 Fractions, Decimals and percentages
Representing and Interpreting Data
Expressions and Formulae
Solving Problems
Spring Term 1 Calculation and Measure
Probability
2D shapes and Construction
Solving Problems
Spring Term 2 Integers, Functions and Graphs
Percentages, Ratio and Proportion
Expressions and Equations
Solving Problems
Summer Term 1 Transformations and Symmetry
Surveys and Data
Calculations
Solving Problems
Summer Term 2 Equations and Graphs
3D Shapes and Construction
Solving Problems
 
Year 8
Autumn Term 1 Integers
Measures
Probability
Solving Problems
Autumn Term 2 Fractions, Decimals and percentages
Expressions and Formulae
Angles and 3D Shapes
Solving Problems
Spring Term 1 Equations and Graphs
Calculations
Transformations
Solving Problems
Spring Term 2 Sequences and Roots
Collecting and Representing Data
Ratio and Proportion
Solving Problems
Summer Term 1 Algebra
Construction and 3D Shapes
Analysing and Interpreting Data
Solving Problems
Summer Term 2 Calculation Plus
Solving Problems
 
Year 9
Autumn Term 1 Sequences and Graphs
Proportional Reasoning
Geometrical Reasoning and Construction
Solving Problems
Autumn Term 2 Equations
Surveys
Measures
Solving Problems
Spring Term 1 Calculations
Graphs
Solving Problems
Spring Term 2 Probability
Transformations and Scale
Solving Problems
Summer Term 1 Expressions and Formulae
Interpreting Statistics
Solving Problems
Summer Term 2 3D Shapes and Trigonometry
Calculation Plus
Solving Problems
 
Year 10 GCSE Foundation
Autumn Term 1 Integers
Decimals
Coordinates
Angles, lines and triangles
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Autumn Term 2 Reading scales and converting units
Collecting data
Charts and graphs
Symmetry, Similarity and Congruence
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Spring Term 1 Types of Number
Introduction of algebra
Constructions
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Spring Term 2 Patterns and Sequences
Properties of quadrilaterals and parallel lines
Fractions
Pie charts
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Summer Term 1 Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Applications of Percentages
Algebra using powers and brackets
Ratio and Proportion
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Summer Term 2 Linear equations and inequalities
Perimeter and Area
3D shapes
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
 
Year 10 GCSE Higher
Autumn Term 1 Integers and deciamls
Coordinates
Fractions
Algebra
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Autumn Term 2 Shape and angle
Collecting data
Displaying data
Construction and loci
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Spring Term 1 Types of number
Patterns and sequences
2D and 3D shapes
Problem Solving / Functional skills
Spring Term 2 Perimeter and Area
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Formulae and Linear Equations
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Summer Term 1 Linear Graphs
Simultaneous Equations
Probability
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Summer Term 2 Ratio and Scale
Averages and Range
Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
 
Year 11 GCSE Foundation
Autumn Term 1 Real-life Graphs
Straight line graphs
Compound Measures
Timetables and Distance-time graphs
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Autumn Term 2 Volume
Probability
Formulae
Angles properties of Polygons
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Spring Term 1 Transformations
Scatter graphs and Correlation
Averages and range
Quadratic Graphs
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Spring Term 2 Trial and Improvement
Circles
Pythagoras’ Theorem
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Summer Term 1 Consolidation, revision and practice of all topics in preparation for external examinations
 
Year 11 GCSE Higher
Autumn Term 1 Trial and Improvement
Surface Area and Volume
Compound Measures
Transformations
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Autumn Term 2 Similarity and Congruence
Quadratic functions, graphs and equations
Index notation and surds
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Spring Term 1 Circle theorems
Sine and cosine rules
Vectors
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Spring Term 2 Further graphs and functions
Transformations of graph
Problem Solving / Functional Skills
Summer Term 1 Consolidation, revision and practice of all topics in preparation for external examinations
 
Last updated: February 22, 2017 at 8:39 am

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