Mathematics

Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

Develop Mathematical thinking

  • Using a variety of concepts and models to develop mathematical explanations and understanding.
  • Explaining every day and technological applications of mathematics.
  • Use probability and statistical methods to evaluate valuating risks both in a practical world and the wider societal context.
  • Introduce new and enhance existing prior learning from KS2.

Develop problem solving and reasoning

  • To enable pupils’ thinking and articulating their reasons in problem-solving context.
  • To enable increased confidence in students to tackle unfamiliar and non-routine problems, some of which may be multi-step.
  • Considering many ideas for developing problem solving tasks in standard topics across KS3
  • Adapting standard questions to make teaching richer and more meaningful.

Promote an appreciation of the links between different elements of Mathematics

  • Maths fluency is knowing the key mathematical facts and methods that run through all topics within the subject and being able to recall them efficiently.
  • Linking fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Using algebra to solve geometrical problems.
  • Using ratio in a myriad of applications to ensure and early understanding.

Use Mathematics to better explain the world around us

  • Maths is everywhere, from calculating your holiday money using currency conversions, to calculating the interest on your savings account.
  • How the use of algebra can be used to solve many real life problems such as calculating unknown costs and distances.
  • How the price of sale items and discount offers can be compared in supermarkets to purchase best value items.
  • Knowing ratio and proportion to exchange money, calculate ingredients for recipes.
  • Using an appropriate number of significant figures in calculations to estimate values.

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At Abbey Grange Academy the Key Stage 4 Maths Curriculum:

  • It is the aim of the Maths department to educate students with the foundations of essential mathematical knowledge they need for life
  • To nurture an appreciation for the beauty and history of Mathematics and the contribution it has made, and continues to make to the ever changing world around us.
  • To empower all of our students to become problem solvers and develop a resilience that will not only stand them in good stead for future learning, but will remain with them for life.

In Maths, we aim to:

Develop Mathematical thinking

  • the ways in which mathematical methods and theories develop over time.
  • using a variety of concepts and models to develop mathematical explanations and understanding.
  • appreciating the power and limitations of maths and considering ethical issues which may arise.
  • explaining every day and technological applications of maths; evaluating associated personal, social, economic and environmental implications; and making decisions based on the evaluation of evidence and arguments.
  • recognising the importance of peer review of results and of communication of results to a range of audiences.

Develop problem solving and reasoning

  • using mathematical theories and explanations to develop hypotheses.
  • applying a knowledge of a range of techniques to analyse and solve problems.
  • understanding the impact of the accuracy of measurements.

Promote an appreciation of the links between different elements of Mathematics

  • collecting, presenting and analysing data.
  • using algebra within geometry to find missing lengths and areas.
  • translating data from one form to another.
  • identify patterns and trends in sequences and linking these to algebraic equations and graphs.
  • use of fractions as a means of representing proportion and probability
  • presenting reasoned explanations.
  • use of practical maths involving percentage change and developing into growth and decay. This links between financial and biological aspects of maths.

Use Mathematics to better explain the world around us

  • understanding the aspects of financial maths in our daily lives.
  • use of algebra as a tool for solving problems around us such as modelling trajectories.
  • model mathematical situations and express the results using formal mathematical representations.
  • use of formula to find areas and volumes of everyday shapes, and using these to evaluate mass density and volume problems.
  • overcoming architectural problems using trigonometry and constructions.
  • knowing ratio and proportion to exchange money, calculate ingredients for recipes and best values for money.
  • Using an appropriate number of significant figures in calculations to estimate values.

Useful Resources

  • Corbett maths
  • Hegarty maths,
  • Maths genie
  • Brilliant.org

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Leeds
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Butcher Hill
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