Mathematics

Mathematics

All students study Mathematics courses which are stimulating, exciting and planned to encourage enjoyment of Mathematics throughout life.

The department uses a whole class interactive approach to the teaching of the subject, aimed at achieving high standards and maximising individual potential. Students are encouraged to use precise written and spoken Mathematics at all times. Work is planned to assess auditory, visual and kinaesthetic learners. It is the aim of the department to challenge and stretch all students of all abilities and to equip all students with the skills and understanding in Mathematics needed for their future life.

In Year 7, students are taught in ability groups based on their Maths profile on entry. Students have been allocated to these groups according to all their KS2 results and information from primary schools. Information is also taken from the CAT tests that Year 7 take in their first term of secondary school. Students are set according to their ability in Mathematics, taking into account their prior attainment and progress. At Key Stage 4 students are set according to ability and follow a GCSE course in mathematics. The course is chosen to maximise the achievement of each student.

In Key Stage 3 students follow schemes of work which are tailored to their ability rather than their age. This ensures that all students are being challenged and supported effectively to maximise their achievement.

Regular monitoring and assessment takes place with formal assessments administered during the last week of each half term for every year group. Revision and help for forthcoming examinations is available on the school website.

Homework is set regularly, both written and electronically. All students have their own login and password details for Mathswatch. Students should not only be completing the teacher set homework from Mathswatch but should also be using the Mathswatch videos to help them improve on any areas identified by their teacher through written feedback in their exercise books. We also encourage students to take responsibility for their own progress and to use the websites to help support them in this.

Students are required to take part in self-assessment and this together with on-going assessment by their teacher helps to inform both students and parents of their progression. Students’ learning in Mathematics is supported with a range of extra-curricular activities provided by the department.

Stanley High School Mathematics Homework

Aims of mathematics homework

  1. To extend opportunities for independent learning
  2. To develop further enjoyment of mathematics
  3. To allow creativity when exploring applications of mathematics
  4. To deepen an understanding of mathematical techniques
  5. To challenge outside the classroom

Home support

Please get involved with your child’s mathematics. If your child has a different way of carrying out a calculation please ask them to explain it to you. If you have any issues please drop a quick note to your child’s mathematics teacher and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

What types of homework are set?

  • Tasks –  extended tasks are set for years 7 to 10 these tasks should have a minimum of 4 hours spent on them
  • Mymaths – MyMaths.co.uk is available to support and extend independent learning. All pupils have individual log in details where progress can be tracked by home or school.
  • Mathswatch – maths watch is a set of over 200 maths clips. They are levelled and split into short informative lessons. These are available through revise wise
  • Work books – years 7 to 9 pupils have been given a work book and revision guide based on the levels they are currently at. The work books contain the answers to the exercises. All we ask is that parents sign in homework diaries to show that one page a week has been completed.
  • Exam papers – KS4 pupils are directed to access and complete exam papers on revise wise.
  • Revision – pupils should spend time preparing themselves for relevant tests, these will happen towards the end of each half-term.
  • Further homework – a teacher may see the need to set extra consolidation homework on top of this.

How can I access Help?

Please access the school library any night after school for numeracy support School computers are available for use in the library before, during and after school Individual teachers are available afterschool and different week days.

There are numerous websites available to help pupils with mathematical concepts.

Homework and Revision

Year 7

Half term Area of work being covered Homework task MyMaths
homework
End of half term exam topic
1 Number 100 years on Number lessons Number
2 Calculating Bunting Number lessons Calculating
3 Data handling Candle box Data lessons Data handling
4 Shape space and measure Cats and kittens Shape lessons Shape space and measure
5 Algebra Counting trees Algebra lessons Algebra
6 Mixed competencies Day out Booster packs Mixed competencies

Year 8

Half term Area of work being covered Homework task MyMaths homework End of half term exam topic
1 Number Fares not fair Number lessons Number
2 Calculating Fish dish Number lessons Calculating
3 Data handling Geoboard squares Data lessons Data handling
4 Shape space and measure German or English Shape lessons Shape space and measure
5 Algebra Golden rectangles Algebra lessons Algebra
6 Mixed competencies Hot under the collar Booster packs Mixed competencies

Year 9 Foundation

Half term Area of work being covered Homework task MyMaths homework End of half term exam topic
1
  • Integers
  • Decimals
  • Types of number
Fruit pies Number lessons GCSE paper
2
  • Fractions 1
  • Using a calculator
Hilbre island Number lessons GCSE paper
3
  • Collecting data
  • Charts and graphs
  • Probability 1
Ice cream Data lessons GCSE paper
4
  • Angles
  • Symmetry
  • Properties of quadrilaterals and accurate drawing
  • Angle facts
  • Reading scales and converting units
Lottery Shape lessons GCSE paper
5
  • Introduction to algebra
  • Coordinates
  • Patterns and sequences
Magic sum puzzle Algebra lessons GCSE paper
6
  • Transformations 1
  • construction
Mobile phones Shape lessons GCSE paper

Year 9 Higher

Half term Area of work being covered Homework task MyMaths homework End of half term exam topic
1
  • Integers
  • Decimals
  • Types of number
Fruit pies Number lessons GCSE paper
2
  • Fractions
  • Percentages 1
  • Percentages 2
Hilbre island Number lessons GCSE paper
3
  • Collecting data
  • Averages and range
  • Displaying data
Ice cream Data lessons GCSE paper
4
  • Shape and angle
  • Perimeter and area
  • Polygons
  • Compound measures
Lottery Shape lessons GCSE paper
5
  • Coordinates
  • Introduction to algebra
  • Patterns and sequences
  • Trial and improvement
Magic sum puzzle Algebra lessons GCSE paper
6
  • Linear equations and inequalities
  • Linear graphs
  • 2-D and 3-D shapes
Mobile phones Shape lessons GCSE paper

Year 10 Foundation

Half term Area of work being covered Homework task MyMaths homework End of half term exam topic
1
  • Integers
  • Decimals
  • Types of number
Olympic cycling Number lessons GCSE paper
2
  • Fractions
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Application of percentages
Patchwork cushions Number lessons GCSE paper
3
  • Collecting data
  • Charts and graphs
  • Pie charts

 

Problem page Data lessons GCSE paper
4
  • Angles lines and triangles
  • Reading scales and converting units
  • Properties of quadrilaterals and parallel lines
  • Symmetry, similarity and congruence
  • Constructions
Public transport Shape lessons GCSE paper
5
  • Coordinates
  • Introduction to algebra
  • Patterns and sequences
  • Algebra using powers and brackets
Rods and triangles Algebra lessons GCSE paper
6
  • Perimeter and area
  • 3-D shape
  • Circles
  • Real life graphs
Royal liver clock Shape lessons GCSE paper

Year 10 Higher

Half term Area of work being covered Homework task MyMaths homework End of half term exam topic
1
  • Integers and decimals
  • Types of number
  • Index notation
Olympic cycling Number lessons GCSE paper
2
  • Fractions
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and scale
Patchwork cushions Number lessons GCSE paper
3
  • Collecting data
  • Displaying data
  • Probability
  • Averages and range
Problem page Data lessons GCSE paper
4
  • Shape and angles
  • Construction and Loci
  • 2-D and 3-D shape
  • Perimeter and area
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry
Public transport Shape lessons GCSE paper
5
  • Coordinates
  • Algebra
  • Patterns and sequences
  • Formulae and linear equations
  • Linear graphs
Rods and triangles Algebra lessons GCSE paper
6
  • Similarity and congruence
  • Surface area and volume
  • Compound measures
  • Transformations

 

Royal liver clock Shape lessons GCSE paper

Year 11 Foundation

Half term Area of work being covered Homework task MyMaths homework End of half term exam topic
1 Number
Decimals and rounding
Fractions
Using a calculator
Percentages
Ratio and proportion
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Sequences
Graphs 1
Linear equations and inequalities
Graphs 2
Formulae
2-D shapes
Angles 1
Angles 2
Perimeter and area of 2-D shapes
Circles
Constructions and loci
3-D shapes
Transformations
Pythagoras’ theorem
Measure
Collecting and recording data
Processing, representing and interpreting data
Averages and range
Line diagrams and scatter graphs
Probability
Exam papers Number lessons GCSE paper
2 Exam papers Number lessons GCSE paper
3 Exam papers Data lessons GCSE paper
4 Exam papers Shape lessons GCSE paper
5 Exam papers Algebra lessons GCSE paper
6 Exam papers Shape lessons GCSE paper

Year 11 Higher

Half term Area of work being covered Homework task MyMaths homework Maths watch homework End of half term exam topic
1 Integers and decimals
Fractions
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Ratio and proportion
Index notation and surds
Algebra
Formulae and linear equations
Linear graphs
Simultaneous equations, quadratic equations and graphs
Trial and improvement
Further graphs and functions
Transformations of functions
Shape and angle
Construction and loci
Perimeter and area
Pythagoras and trigonometry
Surface area and volume
Transformations
Similarity and congruence
Circle theorems
Sine and cosine rules
Vectors
Measures and compound measures
Collecting data
Displaying data
Averages and range
Probability
Exam papers Number lessons Complete two clips per week GCSE paper
2 Exam papers Number lessons Complete two clips per week GCSE paper
3 Exam papers Data lessons Complete two clips per week GCSE paper
4 Exam papers Shape lessons Complete two clips per week GCSE paper
5 Exam papers Algebra lessons Complete two clips per week GCSE paper
6 Exam papers Shape lessons Complete two clips per week GCSE paper

Marking and assessment in mathematics

Teachers are required to mark pupil’s books at the end of each topic. Teachers must also mark and feedback on a half termly examination (this may be done as a class going through the examination or as individuals assessing strengths and weaknesses). In between topics, there must be opportunity for pupils to be self-diagnostic and mark and feedback on their own and others learning. Pupils will receive verbal feedback and praise during lessons. Pupils will be questioned during lessons to assess understanding. When marking teachers should provide pupils with targets and next steps. Marking is only effective when pupils are actively using feedback to improve, feedback should encourage dialogue with pupils regarding their learning.

Stanley Progression

Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Entry year 2013 2014.2015 2015.2016 2016.2017 2017.2018
Set 1 stage 9/stage 10 stage 10/stage 11 Stage 11 revision/extension
2 stage 9/stage 10 stage 10/stage 11 Stage 11 revision/extension
3 stage 9 stage 10 stage 10/stage 11 Stage 11
4 stage 9 stage 10 stage 10/stage 11 Stage 11
5 stage 7 stage 8 stage 9 stage 10
6 stage 7 stage 8 stage 9 stage 10
7 stage 6/Stage 7 Stage 7 stage 8 Stage 9

 

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Entry year 2012 2014.2015 2015.2016 2016.2017
Set 1 stage 9/stage 10 stage 10/stage 11 Stage 11
2 stage 9/stage 10 stage 10/stage 11 Stage 11
3 stage 9 stage 10 stage 10/stage 11
4 stage 9 stage 10 stage 10/stage 11
5 stage 8 stage 9 stage 10
6 stage 8 stage 9 stage 10
7 Stage 7 stage 8 Stage 9

 

Year 10 Year 11
Entry year 2011 2014.2015 2015.2016
Set 1 Higher Higher
2 Higher Higher
3 Higher Higher
4 Higher/foundation Higher/foundation
5 Foundtion Foundtion

 

Year 11
Entry year 2010 2014.2015
Set 1 Higher
2 Higher
3 Higher
4 Higher
5 Higher/foundation
6 Higher/foundation
7 Foundtion

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