"Without Mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is Mathematics. Everything around you is numbers." Shakuntala Devi

### Mathematics Department Staff

• Mrs R Llewellyn-Ball - Curriculum Leader
• Mr D Blackburn - Second in Department
• Miss H Corner - Teacher of Maths
• Mr M Daniels - Teacher of Maths
• Miss A Hunkin - Teacher of Maths & Numeracy Co-ordinator
• Mr G Jennings - Teacher of Maths (Head of Worden)
• Miss A Kirby - Teacher of Maths
• Mrs C Speakman - Teacher of Maths

 "Pure Maths is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Albert Einstein

Balshaw's Maths Department seek to foster a love of the language of Mathematics and equip students with the problem-solving strategies and Mathematical skills they will need in the future.

#### Key Stage 3

All students, whatever their starting point follow the KS3 National Curriculum studying all 6 strands of:

• Number

• Algebra

• Ratio, proportion and rates of change

• Geometry and Measures

• Probability

• Statistics

Students are placed in mixed prior attainment groups and are encouraged to aim high with “teaching to the top” and scaffolding to support all students.

#### YEAR 7

 Year 7 Order of Topics TERM 1 Number Operations Negative Numbers Understanding Ratio HALF TERM Basic Algebra Notation and Operations Angle Properties Rounding and Estimation CHRISTMAS BREAK TERM 2 Basic Probability Powers, Roots, Factors, Multiples and Primes Algebraic Substitution HALF TERM Working with Fractions Expanding Brackets Perimeter, Area and Volume EASTER BREAK TERM 3 Solving Linear Equations Types of Charts Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Measure and Conversion HALF TERM 3D Shapes and Nets Basic Percentages Sequences Data Types and Averages

#### YEAR 8

 Year 8 Order of Topics TERM 1 Factors, Multiples and Primes Algebra Review, Functions and Formulae HALF TERM Identifying Shapes and Constructions Number Review CHRISTMAS BREAK TERM 2 Circles Solving Equations and Inequalities HALF TERM Listing Outcomes and Relative Frequency Further Percentages Identities in Algebra EASTER BREAK TERM 3 Coordinates and Graphs Direct and Inverse Proportion Graphs, Equations and Gradient HALF TERM Congruence and Similarity Graphs and Charts Review Frequency Trees, Two-Way Tables and Venn Diagrams Grouped Data and Averages

#### YEAR 9

 Year 9 Order of Topics TERM 1 Number Review Further Angle Properties Scale Diagrams and Bearings Algebra Review HALF TERM Coordinates and Linear Graphs Rounding and Limits of Accuracy Collecting and Representing Data CHRISTMAS BREAK TERM 2 Sequences Further Perimeter and Area Real Life Graphs HALF TERM Circumference and Area Ratio and Proportion Equations EASTER BREAK TERM 3 Probability Scatter Graphs Standard Form Transformations HALF TERM Constructions and Loci Pythagoras’ Theorem 2D Representations of 3D Shapes

#### Key Stage 4 and GCSE

The Mathematics Department at Balshaw’s enter all students for the AQA Mathematics GCSE. We follow the AQA route map which allows for plenty pf problem solving activities, retrieval practice and interleaving of the subject. Students may be entered for either:

· Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics (grades 9 – 4)

· Foundation Tier GCSE Mathematics (grades 5 – 1)

#### Year 10

 Year 10 Foundation Order of Topics TERM 1 Standard Form Review Calculating with Percentages Measures HALF TERM Statistical Measures Indices Algebra and Sequences Review CHRISTMAS BREAK TERM 2 Congruence and Similarity Introduction to Trigonometry HALF TERM Further Perimeter and Area Linear Graphs Review and Extension Further Circumference and Area EASTER BREAK TERM 3 Simultaneous Equations Properties of Polygons Real Life Graphs HALF TERM Probability Review and Extension Constructions and Loci Review Volume

 Year 10 Higher Order of Topics TERM 1 Standard Form Review Calculating with Percentages Measures HALF TERM Surds Statistical Measures Indices CHRISTMAS BREAK TERM 2 Properties of Polygons Congruence and Similarity Pythagoras’ Theorem Review HALF TERM Introduction to Trigonometry Simultaneous Equations Probability EASTER BREAK TERM 3 Introduction to Quadratics and Rearranging Formulae Volume Linear and Quadratic Equations and their Graphs Sketching Graphs HALF TERM Trigonometry Recap and Extension Growth and Decay The Equation of a Circle

#### Year 11

 Year 11 Foundation Order of Topics TERM 1 Algebra Review Quadratics, Rearranging Formulae and Identities Inequalities HALF TERM Pythagoras’ Theorem Review and Extension Trigonometry CHRISTMAS BREAK TERM 2 Direct and Inverse Proportion Algebra and graphs Growth and Decay HALF TERM Solving Quadratics Quadratic Graphs Sketching Graphs EASTER BREAK TERM 3 Vectors Revision Revision Revision HALF TERM Revision

 Year 11 Higher Order of Topics TERM 1 Further Quadratics, Rearranging Formulae and Identities Direct and Inverse Proportion Further Equations and Graphs HALF TERM Inequalities Vectors CHRISTMAS BREAK TERM 2 Further Sketching Graphs Sine and Cosine Rules Transforming Functions HALF TERM Numerical Methods Circle Theorems Rates of Change EASTER BREAK TERM 3 Pre-calculus and Area Under a Curve Algebraic Fractions Revision HALF TERM Revision

### Assessment in Mathematics at Balshaw's

#### Numeracy

Numeracy is a ‘number sense’ giving the ability to cope with the mathematical demands of further education, employment, and adult life. This includes:

• The ability to carry out basic calculations efficiently and accurately, either mentally or with pencil and paper as appropriate.
• The ability to apply knowledge of number to both familiar and new circumstances and to use it in the solution of problems, including those involving percentages, ratio, and proportion.
• The ability to understand and use units of measurement of length, mass, capacity, and time.
• The ability to understand and use information presented in graphs, tables, and charts.

At Balshaw's we endeavour to ensure our students leave as well-rounded students, ready for their future.  Being numerate allows us to function responsibly in everyday life through being able to hold down a good job as well as taking on responsibilities as a householder – paying the bills, finding the right deals etc.

To support our staff in delivering numeracy, we have created a handbook which details the roles and responsibilities of all staff, as well as guidance and support. This can be found here.

To support our staff in ensuring consistency in delivery of numeracy we have created a 'how to' booklet of methods that are taught in Mathematics lessons. This booklet is also to support parents in helping with children's numeracy at home. This can be found here.

#### Extra Resources

• BBC Bitesize - this has lots of online lessons and assessments
• Corbettmaths - this has lots of videos, worksheets and exam type questions