 # Maths  The Mathematics programme in Years 7, 8 and 9 follows the English National Curriculum.  It forms the basis for Mathematics at IGCSE level.

The areas of study are:
• Number
• Algebra
• Ratio, proportion and rates of change
• Geometry and measures
• Probability
• Statistics

Using and applying mathematics, communicating mathematically and reasoning are taught throughout Years 7, 8 and 9.  Students are regularly set problem solving activities involving practical tasks or real-life problems, which pose a challenge and allow students to develop and use their own strategies to reach a solution.  Spreadsheets are also covered, using computers.  Students develop both calculator and non-calculator skills.

For each topic, the work set is differentiated according to ability.  There are 3 lessons and 2 homeworks each week.  Students' progress is closely monitored and feedback is given continually throughout each term.  There are short tests after each half-term  and an end-of-year test in June.

Pupils are expected to bring their own equipment to every Mathematics lesson: pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, scientific calculator (not graphical), protractor and compass.

Students use the 'Essential Mathematics' books 7H, 8H and 9H by David Rayner.  The topics covered are outlined below:

## Year 7

• Addition and subtraction; place value; rounding.
• Multiplying and dividing; order of operations.
• Collecting and displaying data.
• Factors; multiples; prime numbers; indices; sequences.
• Fractions; decimals; percentages; fractions of quantities.
• Addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals.
• Multiplication and division of decimals.
• Metric and Imperial units.
• Acute, obtuse and reflex angles; angle rules with parallel lines.
• Lines of symmetry; rotational symmetry; planes of symmetry.
• Triangles and quadrilaterals.
• Probability.
• Area and perimeter.
• Coordinates and straight line graphs.
• Algebra, formulas, equations and negative numbers.
• Solids; volumes.
• Pie charts.

## Year 8

• Positive and negative indices, standard form, significant figures.
• Probability.
• Multiplication and division of fractions.
• Fractions and percentages; percentage increase and decrease.
• Simplifying ratios; direct proportion.
• Polygons; sum of the interior angles and exterior angles.
• Areas of triangles and parallelograms; square roots.
• Scatter graphs; line of best fit; positive and negative correlation.
• Circumference and area of a circle.
• Formulas; multiplication and division of directed numbers; substituting; sequences.
• Reflections, translations and rotations.
• Linear equations; forming and solving linear inequalities.
• Straight line and curved graphs.
• Solving equations and simultaneous equations.
• Volumes.
• Enlargement and scale drawing; bearings.
• Pythagoras' theorem.
• Travel graphs; speed, distance and time.

## Year 9

• Fractions and decimals.
• Probability, tree diagrams.
• Percentages; compound and simple interest.
• Ratio; direct and inverse proportion.
• Algebra; expanding, factorising, manipulating algebraic fractions.
• Inequalities.
• Constructing formulas; substituting; nth term of a sequence.
• Simultaneous and quadratic equations.
• Areas: prisms, circle sectors.
• Volumes: trapezium, prisms.
• Transformations; similar figures.
• Trigonometry: finding missing sides and angles.
• Loci.
• Angle rules in circles.

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