Ercall Wood Academy

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Mathematics

Mathematics is a vital subject that is crucial for many science, product design, geography, business and Engineering disciplines. Students are made aware of real-life opportunities and implications of numbers. Numbers are everywhere and our students will leave Ercall wood Academy knowing the relevance of Mathematics to other fields of study, the world of work and to society in general.

Mathematics lessons take place in the rooms along the first-floor corridor, 8 hours per fortnight.

 
Staff
Miss S Jones (Director of Maths)
    Mr M Moseley (Key Stage 3 Lead)     Mr S Pritchard(Key Stage 4 Lead)
Mr   I Cross Mrs    M Lewis
Mr   M Kirby Mrs   R Morley Addison
Ms   L Woodhall      
Year 7

Maths club

History and Culture of Maths

  Year 10 History and Culture of Maths
         
Year 8

Maths club

History and Culture of Maths

  Year 11

History and Culture of Maths

Further Maths

         
Year 9 History and Culture of Maths      

All Years

 
 
 
Paper based activities are also conducted across all years.

GCSE Revision guides and texts for students to purchase

Mathematics curriculum Overview - Summer 2020

 

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Summer A

Calculating FDP - the four operations, proper and improper fractions, percentage changes as a fraction or a decimal, percentage increase/decrease                       Solving equations - basic and inverse operations, linear equations in one unknown algebraically                              Calculating Space - units of measure, mathematical formulae, perimeters of 2D shapes, area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezia, surface area of cuboids, volume of cuboids

Calculating Space - ratio notation, perimeters of 2D shapes, circle definitions, properties, area and formulae, volume of right prisms                       Algebraic proficiency - visualising - plotting straight-line graphs, gradients and intercepts, simple quadratic functions, graphs in real contexts, to find approximate solutions to problems

Algebra: Visualising (continued) - graphs of simple cubic and reciprocal function, graphs of non-standard functions in real contexts, simple kinematic problems involving distance, speed and acceleration                                                                    Solving equations and inequalities II - linear and simultaneous equations including using a graph                                           GCSE Bridging unit - Algebra

Algebraic fractions - adding, subtracting,  multiplying, dividing,  simplifying and solving equations                         Quadratic sequences - n2 term  Algebraic Vs Geometric progressions - term-to-term sequences Fibonacci, and Arithmetic and Geometric progressions                                                          Standard form - x10^ button, convert numbers to and from standard form, add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers in standard form

Revision, practice and intervention

Summer B

Movement -  coordinates in all four quadrants, lines parallel to the axes, y = x and y = -x, congruent shapes, rotation, reflection and translation, translations as 2D vectors                                                                 Presenting data - frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts, pictograms, diagrams, vertical line charts                                                             Measuring data - distributions of data sets, univariate and empirical distributions, measures of central tendency and range

Understanding risk 2 - frequency trees, enumerate sets and combinations of sets, tables, grids and Venn diagrams, randomness, fairness and equally likely events                                                                            Presenting data - interpret, analyse and compare data sets, discrete, continuous, bivariate and grouped data, scatter graphs, correlation                                         Measuring data - median, mean, mode and modal class and range, apply statistics to describe a population

Understanding Risk - independent and dependent combined events, tree diagrams, enumerate sets, empirical unbiased samples, theoretical probability distributions                                                             Presentation of data - tables, charts and diagrams, line graphs, lines of best fit, correlation, trends                                                  GCSE Bridging unit - Statistics

Algebraic functions                                                     Sequences                                                           Revision, practice and intervention for all topics

Exam Season

 

The curriculum for 2020/21 is currently under review.