Maths

Revision for Levels 4-8 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8

Maths Year 7 - Support for Parents & Parent Tool Kit

Please also find attached the Trevelyan Calculation Policy

Parent Support April 2016

Our Mathematics Schemes of Work are written in accordance with the New Curriculum, guidance from the NCETM with particular focus on Mastery Teaching approaches. We are committed to making Maths fun and relevant for pupils and believe that all pupils can achieve high standards in Maths. We aspire to make our Mathematics lessons fun, creative, challenging and interactive within a purposeful environment. Our schemes of work enable the children to develop fluency in mental strategies, mathematical reasoning and practical problem solving activities that are relevant to the world around us. Curriculum topics are designed to enable the children to make connections between topics and in their other subjects, including Maths beyond the classroom. Calculators are used as a teaching tool to develop conceptual understanding, and the use of ICT is used within our lessons to support and challenge the pupils' mathematical ability. Due to the spiraling nature of Mathematics, curriculum topics are repeatedly visited on a frequent basis with each visit building slightly on previous understanding. We ensure that learning is experienced at a level appropriate to the children's abilities with the aim to ensure all pupils achieve high standards. Enrichment activities are provided to challenge and stretch every pupil at Trevelyan and additional support and intervention is given to children who experience difficulties.

Year 7 develop the topics covered in Year 6 but skills in each area are extended and some new topics are introduced. Algebra takes a more prominent role in the Year 7 curriculum and students are introduced to the conventions of algebra and solving equations. Key indicators for students working at the age expected level: being able to use an efficient method for long multiplication and long division, multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 including 0.1 and 0.01, using co-ordinates in all four quadrants, calculate percentage increase or decrease and use the four operations to calculate fractions. For more information relating to age related expectations for year 7 please see our Maths Curriculum and Pupil Targets link (year 7).

 

Attainment Target

Topics covered (not in order)

Number

Place value, decimals and negative numbers. The effective use of a calculator. Fractions, decimals and percentage equivalence. Percentage increase and decrease. Directed numbers. Powers and roots. Adding and subtracting fractions, decimals and percentage equivalence.

Algebra

Sequences (nth term) factorising and functions. Equations and formula. Expanding brackets.

Shape , Space and Measure

Perimeter and area. Properties and visualisation of shapes. Transformations including enlargement. Coordinates in four quadrants. Constructions, angles, calculating angles. Measures. Imperial and metric.

Handling data

Averages, statistical enquiry and probability. Sample spaces and permutations.

 

Maths Year 8 - Link to Curriculum Flyer & Link to Levels

Year 8 Easter Revision 2016

- test 1

- test 2

- test 3

Our Mathematics Schemes of Work are written in accordance with the New Curriculum, guidance from the NCETM with particular focus on Mastery Teaching approaches. We are committed to making Maths fun and relevant for pupils and believe that all pupils can achieve high standards in Maths. We aspire to make our Mathematics lessons fun, creative, challenging and interactive within a purposeful environment. Our schemes of work enable the children to develop fluency in mental strategies, mathematical reasoning and practical problem solving activities that are relevant to the world around us. Curriculum topics are designed to enable the children to make connections between topics and in their other subjects, including Maths beyond the classroom. The use of ICT is used within our lessons to support and challenge the pupils' mathematical ability. Due to the spiraling nature of Mathematics, curriculum topics are repeatedly visited on a frequent basis with each visit building slightly on previous understanding. We ensure that learning is experienced at a level appropriate to the children's abilities with the aim to ensure all pupils achieve high standards. Enrichment activities are provided to challenge and stretch every pupil at Trevelyan and additional support and intervention is given to children who experience difficulties.

In Year 8 the areas of Maths remain the same but skills in each area are extended and new topics are introduced. Key indicators for students working at the age expected level: using equivalence between fractions, calculate percentage change, construct and solve linear equations, expand brackets, plot graphs or linear functions, draw and use pie charts and scatter graphs and solving geometrical problems using properties of angles, lines and shapes. For more information relating to age related expectations for year 8 please see our Maths Curriculum and Pupil Targets link (year 8).

 

Attainment target

Topics covered (not in order)

Number

Integers, powers and roots. Fractions, decimals and percentages. Directed numbers. Place value, decimals and negative numbers. The effective use of a calculator. Percentage increase and decrease. Percentage change and reverse change. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Decimals and percentage equivalence, using a multiplier.

Algebra

Sequences (nth term) and fractions. Expanding brackets and factorising. Equations and formula. Brackets, linear and quadratic equations.

Shape/space/measure

Lines, angles and shape properties. Bearings. Loci, bisectors and perpendicular bisectors. Construction skills. Measures including Imperial equivalents. Transformations.

Handling Data

Averages, statistical enquiry and Probability. Sample Spaces, permutations and probability trees.