Upon joining the academy all students sit a baseline assessment in their first week, which is used (alongside information received from primary schools) to place them into ability groupings. These groupings are regularly reviewed and are further informed by both formal assessments, and it is quite common for students to move groups as they become more confident mathematicians.
Students are assessed again formally at Christmas, Easter, and at the end of year and these assessments are used to track performance and help us quickly identify students who may need additional support.
Students follow a traditional curriculum covering the four areas of mathematics: number, algebra, geometry and statistics, but we also put an emphasis on providing students with opportunities to complete extended projects that link to our thematic curriculum and allow them the opportunity to use their maths skills in real world settings.
Week 1 - 2: Arithmetic
Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication.
Week 3 - 4: Sequences, functions and graphs.
Arithmetic sequences, finding the nth term of a sequence, plotting coordinates, plotting straight line graphs, working out the equation of a line.
Week 5 - 6: Integers, Powers and Roots.
Evens, Odds, Squares, Primes, Factors and Multiples. Negative numbers, laws of indices,
Week 7 - 8: Place value, ordering and rounding.
Ordering decimals, rounding to significant figures and decimal places, multiplying by powers of 10, standard form.
Week 9 - 10: Expressions, substitution and formulae.
Week 11 - 12: Geometric reasoning
Types of angle. Find missing angles in triangles,straight lines and around a point, exterior and interior angles.
Week 14: Ratio and proportion
Week 15 - 16: Perimeter, Area and Volume
Week 17 - 18: Represent and interpret data
Bar charts, pie charts, scatter diagrams.
Week 19 - 20: Constructions and Loci
Drawing and measuring angles. Constructing triangles using a pair of compasses and protractor, bearings, loci. Nets of shapes
Week 21 - 23: Fractions and Percentages
Week 24: Probability
Week 25: Assessment week
Week 26 - 27: Solving equations
Week 28 - 29: Collect and process data
Questionnaires, tally charts, averages, range
Week 30 - 31: Transformations
Symmetry, rotations, reflections, translations and enlargements. Scale factor.
Week 32 - 33: Measures
Converting between metric units, imperial units,speed, distance and time.
Week 34: Probability
Week 35: Revision
Week 36: Assessment