## Year 7

### The Four Operations

In this unit, students will deepen their understanding of prime factors and their powerful applications in mathematics. They’ll learn to break down numbers into their prime factors, building a foundation for identifying the Highest Common Factor (HCF) and the Least Common Multiple (LCM) with confidence. By exploring the unique qualities of prime numbers, students will gain insights into the structure of numbers, allowing them to solve real-world problems involving divisibility and factorization. This topic lays the groundwork for more complex problem-solving and prepares students for future mathematical challenges.

Read More### Place Value

In the Place Value unit, students will refine their skills in working with decimals and large numbers. They will learn to round numbers accurately to specified decimal places, a crucial skill for precision in math and science. Additionally, students will explore standard form, an essential tool for expressing very large or very small numbers in a concise and practical way. These skills enhance students' ability to handle complex data and prepare them for more advanced applications in mathematics and beyond.

Read More### Perimeter, Area and Units

In this unit, students will explore the concepts of perimeter and area across various 2D shapes, enhancing their spatial understanding and measurement skills. They’ll learn to calculate areas accurately for common shapes and apply this knowledge in practical contexts. Additionally, students will develop the ability to compare and order measurements in different units, a valuable skill for real-life scenarios where conversions and accuracy are essential. This unit strengthens students’ problem-solving skills and prepares them for more complex geometric and measurement challenges.

Read More### Angles and 2D Shapes

In this engaging unit, students will dive into the world of angles and polygons. They will learn to find missing angles by applying key angle facts, building a toolkit for solving geometric problems with confidence. Additionally, students will explore regular polygons, deducing the measures of their interior angles and gaining a deeper appreciation for symmetry and structure in shapes. This unit equips students with essential skills for geometry, laying the groundwork for more advanced mathematical concepts and real-world applications.

Read More### Fractions

In this unit on Fractions, students will strengthen their abilities to calculate effectively with fractions, moving from basic operations to more complex calculations. They’ll also tackle problem-solving with mixed numbers, developing strategies to apply their skills in varied contexts. By mastering these concepts, students will gain confidence in working with fractions, an essential skill in both academic settings and real-life situations. This unit supports critical thinking and precision, providing a strong foundation for future mathematical challenges.

Read More### Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

In this unit, students will build a comprehensive understanding of the connections between fractions, decimals, and percentages. They’ll learn to use calculators to find percentages of amounts quickly and accurately, a valuable skill for real-world financial literacy. Additionally, students will practice ordering fractions, decimals, and percentages, gaining confidence in comparing and converting between these forms. This unit strengthens numerical fluency and enhances problem-solving skills, setting a solid foundation for more advanced mathematical applications.

Read More### Introduction to Algebra

In this foundational algebra unit, students will explore the basics of linear sequences and substitution. They’ll learn to identify the position-to-term rule for a linear sequence, gaining insight into patterns and relationships within numbers. Additionally, students will practice substitution with decimals, applying values to algebraic expressions for accurate calculations. This unit builds essential skills in logical thinking and manipulation of algebraic expressions, preparing students for more complex problem-solving in algebra and beyond.

Read More### Coordinates and Graphs

In this dynamic unit, students will dive into the world of coordinates and graphing. They’ll learn to plot linear graphs, understanding the relationship between equations and their graphical representations. Additionally, students will develop skills in reading and interpreting real-life graphs, equipping them to analyze data in meaningful contexts. This unit provides a strong foundation in visual data representation and prepares students for practical applications in mathematics, science, and everyday problem-solving.

Read More### Order of Operations

In this essential unit, students will master the order of operations, ensuring accuracy in complex calculations. They’ll learn to apply and justify each step, understanding why the sequence of operations matters to reach correct solutions. By developing a strong grasp of these principles, students will build a reliable foundation for tackling multi-step problems in both mathematics and real-life scenarios. This unit reinforces logical reasoning and precision, key skills for future mathematical success.

Read More### Ratio

In this unit on Ratio, students will explore the concept of equivalent ratios, learning how to simplify and compare them effectively. They will also practice sharing a total in a given ratio, applying their skills to divide quantities fairly and accurately. Through these activities, students gain a practical understanding of ratios, a valuable tool for problem-solving in everyday situations and various mathematical contexts. This unit strengthens proportional reasoning and prepares students for advanced topics in mathematics.

Read More### Working with Data

In this data-focused unit, students will develop their analytical skills by comparing multiple sets of data, identifying patterns, trends, and differences. They will also learn to draw and interpret scatter graphs, gaining insight into the relationship between two variables. This unit equips students with essential tools for data analysis, fostering critical thinking and visual interpretation skills that are invaluable in both mathematics and real-world applications

Read More## Year 8

### Number Properties

In this unit on Number Properties, students will tackle real-world problems involving the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Highest Common Factor (HCF), building confidence in applying these concepts in practical contexts. They’ll also explore index laws, learning to simplify and manipulate expressions with powers. This unit enhances students’ problem-solving abilities and understanding of number structures, providing essential skills for higher-level mathematics and everyday scenarios.

Read More### Directed Numbers

In this unit, students will gain confidence in working with negative numbers, mastering calculations that involve both positive and negative values. They will also practice substituting negative numbers into algebraic expressions, building a deeper understanding of how directed numbers operate within mathematical contexts. This unit strengthens students' skills in handling real-world problems involving temperatures, finances, and other scenarios where negative values are essential.

Read More### Rounding and Estimation

In the Rounding and Estimation unit, students will learn essential techniques to approximate answers, enhancing their ability to make quick, accurate estimates in various scenarios. They will also explore the concept of upper and lower bounds, understanding how rounding affects the precision of values. This unit equips students with practical skills for everyday problem-solving and helps build a strong foundation for accuracy and estimation in more complex mathematical contexts.

Read More### Length and Area

In this comprehensive unit, students will explore key concepts in geometry by calculating the area and circumference of circles, unlocking the secrets of circular shapes. They will also learn to apply Pythagoras' Theorem, gaining the skills to solve problems involving right-angled triangles. This unit enhances spatial reasoning and provides essential tools for practical applications in mathematics, science, and real-world scenarios

Read More### 3D Shapes

In this unit on 3D Shapes, students will deepen their understanding of three-dimensional geometry by calculating the volume and surface area of prisms. They’ll explore how to measure the space within these shapes and the total area covering their surfaces, applying these skills to real-world contexts. This unit builds essential spatial reasoning abilities and prepares students for more advanced geometric applications in both academic and everyday settings.

Read More### Compound Measures

In the Compound Measures unit, students will develop practical skills in calculating speed, distance, or time, applying the essential formula connecting these variables. They will also learn to read and interpret speed-time graphs, gaining insights into motion and change over time. This unit equips students with valuable tools for understanding real-world scenarios, from travel planning to analysing data in scientific contexts.

Read More### Probability

In this Probability unit, students will explore the likelihood of events occurring and develop the skill to determine the probability of an event not happening. They will also learn to work out probabilities using sample space diagrams, providing a visual method to organize possible outcomes. This unit builds foundational skills in understanding chance and risk, empowering students to make informed decisions based on probability in both mathematical and real-world contexts.

Read More### Algebraic Manipulation

In the Algebraic Manipulation unit, students will develop essential skills in handling algebraic expressions. They’ll learn to expand and simplify expressions, breaking down complex terms for easier analysis. Additionally, students will practice factorizing expressions, enabling them to rewrite expressions in their simplest forms. This unit strengthens algebraic fluency and prepares students for solving equations and tackling more advanced algebraic concepts in mathematics.

Read More### Solving Equations

In this unit on Solving Equations, students will master techniques for finding unknown values when variables appear on both sides of an equation. They’ll also learn to represent inequalities on a number line, building a visual understanding of solution sets. This unit equips students with critical problem-solving skills, laying the groundwork for more complex algebraic concepts and real-life applications in logical reasoning and data interpretation.

Read More### Angles

In the Angles unit, students will delve into the relationships between angles around parallel lines, enhancing their understanding of geometry and symmetry. They will also tackle problem-solving tasks involving angles in polygons, applying key angle rules to find unknown values. This unit builds foundational skills in geometry, equipping students to approach complex shapes and structures with confidence and precision.

Read More### Transformations

In this unit on Transformations, students will explore how shapes can be moved and resized in a coordinate plane. They’ll learn to translate shapes using vectors, understanding direction and distance, and to enlarge shapes from a given center of enlargement, scaling them proportionally. This unit enhances spatial awareness and builds a foundation for understanding symmetry and transformation, key concepts in both geometry and real-world applications.

Read More### Statistics

In this Statistics unit, students will develop skills in constructing and interpreting pie charts. Using a protractor, they’ll learn to accurately represent data in pie chart form, translating information into visual segments. Additionally, students will practice interpreting pie charts with more complex fractions, enhancing their ability to analyze and compare data. This unit builds essential data representation skills, supporting critical thinking and informed decision-making in real-world contexts.

Read More### Constructions, loci and bearings

In this hands-on unit, students will learn the precision techniques of geometric construction, starting with creating perpendicular bisectors and various types of triangles using compasses and rulers. Through these constructions, students gain a deeper understanding of fundamental geometric principles. This unit also introduces loci and bearings, equipping students with practical skills in spatial reasoning, essential for navigation, engineering, and real-world applications.

Read More## Year 9

### Unit 1

1.1 The Number System

1.2 Rounding, Approximating and

Estimations

1.3 Number Properties

1.4 Fractions and Fraction Arithmetic

1.5 Percentages and working with

percentages

### Unit 2

2.1 Algebra Notation and Rules for Indices

2.2 Manipulating Expressions

2.3 Solving Linear Equations

2.4 Reasons and Proof

2.5 Sequences

### Unit 3

3.1 Collecting Data

3.2 Statistical Measures

3.3 Probability and Outcomes

3.4 Presenting Data 1

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