Maths
Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realized. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing students’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for students in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public decisionmaking. As a subject in its own right, Mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity, and can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time, or a more elegant solution to a problem is discovered, or when hidden connections suddenly manifest.
It enables students to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships. These mathematical forms are widely used for modelling situations; a trend accelerated by computational technologies.
The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognized. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the world.
Aims
 To set challenging targets with high expectations for all students.
 To offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate students and demand their active participation.
 To smooth the transition for students between Key Stages and ensure progression in teaching and learning throughout their time at School.
 To explore enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum to enhance students’ enjoyment of mathematics.
Key Stage Three
At Key Stage 3 from September 2014, we are following the new National Curriculum schemes of work to ensure the students gain a fully rounded knowledge of Mathematics. Students are put into sets based on attainment and ability. In Year 7 this is based initially on Key Stage 2 SATS data, CATS data and a baseline assessment.
Half Term 
Autumn 1 
Autumn 2 
Spring 1 
Spring 2 
Summer 1 
Summer 2 
Year 7 

TOPIC TITLE(s) 
1 Analysing and displaying data 2 Number skills

3 Expressions, functions and formulae 4 Decimals and measures 
5 Fractions 6 Probability(part 1)

6 Probability (part2) 7 Ratio and proportion

8 Lines and angles 9 Sequences and graphs (part1)

9 Sequences and graphs(part2) 10 Transformations 
Assessment 1 (Use of AFL marking) 
Unit Test 1: Mode median and range AFL

Unit Test 3: Simplifying, expanding brackets and using formulae AFL

Unit test 5: Fractions, decimals and percentages AFL 
Unit Test 6: Probability 
Unit Test 8: Measuring and calculating angles and solving geometric problems 
Unit Test 9: Sequences and nth term 
Assessment 2 (End of unit test etc.) 
Unit Test 2:
Written work, mental work, problem solving

Unit Test 4: Scales, decimals, perimeter and area 
Unit Test 6: Probability 
Unit Test 7: ratio and proportion 
Unit Test 9: Sequences and coordinates 
Unit Test10

Year 8 

TOPIC TITLE(s) 
1 Number 2 Area and volume 
3 Statistics, graphs and charts 4 Expressions and equations

5 Reallife graphs 6 Decimals and ratio 
6 Decimals and ratio 7 Lines and angles 
8 Calculating with fractions 9 Straightline graphs

9 Straightline graphs 10 Percentages, decimals and fractions 
Assessment 1 (Use of AFL marking) 
Unit 1 Test Calculations Calculations with negative integers Powers, Roots and brackets Multiples and Factors

Unit 3 Test Pie charts Using tables Stem and leaf diagrams Comparing Data Scatter Diagrams Finance: misleading graphs

Unit 5 Test Conversion graphs Distancetime graphs Line graphs Complex line graphs STEM: Graphs of functions More reallife graphs 
Unit 6 (b) Test Calculations with decimals STEM: Using ratios 
Unit 8 Test Adding and subtracting fractions Multiplying fractions Fractions, decimals and reciprocals Dividing fractions Calculating with mixed numbers 
Unit 9(b) Test Equations of straight lines STEM: Direct proportion problems

Assessment 2 (End of unit test etc.) 
Unit 2 Test Area of a triangle Area of a parallelogram Volumes of cubes and cuboids 3D Shapes Surface area of cubes and cuboids Problems and measures 
Unit test 4 Algebraic powers Expressions and brackets Factorising expressions Onestep equations Twostep equations The balancing method

Unit 6 (a) Test Ordering decimals and rounding Placevalue calculations

Unit 7 Test Quadrilaterals Alternate angles and proof Geometrical problems Exterior and interior angles Solving geometrical problems 
Unit 9(a) Test Direct proportion on graphs Gradients 
Unit 10 Test: Fractions and decimals Equivalent proportions Writing percentages Percentages of amounts Finance: Solving problems 
Year 9 

TOPIC TITLE(s) 
1 Indices and standard form 2 Expressions and formulae 
3 Dealing with data 4 Multiplicative reasoning 
5 Constructions 6 Equations, inequalities and proportionality 
7 Circles, Pythagoras and prisms 8 Sequences and graphs

8 Sequences and graphs 9 Probability

9 Probability 10 Comparing shapes

Assessment 1 (Use of AFL marking) 
Unit 1 Test Indices and powers of 10 Powers and roots Standard Form

Unit 3 Test Surveys Calculating averages Display and analyse

Unit 5 Test Using scales Basic constructions Constructing triangles Loci 
Unit 7 (b) Test Circles Pythagoras’ Theorem Prisms 
Unit 8 Test Nonlinear graphs 
Unit 9(b) Test Independent events Experimental probability

Assessment 2 (End of unit test etc.) 
Unit 2 Test Substituting into expressions Writing and using formulae Expanding, factorising and indices 
Unit test 4 Enlargement Compound measures Percentage change

Unit 6 (a) Test Solving equations and inequalities Trial and improvement Proportion

Unit 8 Test Sequences Straight line graphs 
Unit 9(a) Test Probability from tables and diagrams Mutually exclusive events 
Unit 10 Test: Congruence and similarity Sine, cosine, tangent 
Textbooks
We are now using the new Pearson KS3 Maths Progress text books for Years 7, 8 and 9 that are differentiated based on ability group. These books are interactive, with resources that can be projected onto a whiteboard. All students are issued with the corresponding homework book and homework can also be set electronically. This new course provides support and stretch and challenge for all students. Nurturing confidence is at the heart of this new course, so students can learn to work independently, take risks and persevere. As a result they should experience success.
The 10 key principles of this course are:
 Fluency
 Mathematical reasoning
 Multiplicative reasoning
 Problem solving
 Progression
 ConcretePictorialAbstract (CPA)
 Relevance
 Modelling
 Reflection
 Linking
Homework Books (Progression Workbooks)
These offer extra practice of key content along with dynamic student support, confidence checkers and progression charts
 Hundreds of extra practice questions at different levels of difficulty
 1:1 correspondence with student books
 QR codes give students direct access to worked example videos on their phones or tablets
 Problem solving and reasoning questions on Modelling, Finance, Reallife and STEM
 Guided questions with partially worked solutions
Key Stage Four
At KS4 we follow the Edexcel Linear 1MA() mathematics course to GCSE level. The course covers the following topics:
Number
Algebra
Geometry
Data Handling
Students sit two examinations (a calculator paper and a noncalculator paper). Each paper is worth 50% of the final mark. These examinations are sat in June of year 11.
There are 2 tiers of entry at GCSE, Higher (students can achieve grades A*D) and Foundation (students can achieve grades CG).
We hold regular revision sessions every Monday after school. We also have some sessions in the holidays in the run up to examinations.
Half Term 
Autumn 1 
Autumn 2 
Spring 1 
Spring 2 
Summer 1 
Summer 2 
Year 10 Foundation 

TOPIC TITLE(s) 
Chapter 1:Number Basic number Chapter 2: Fractions Chapter 3: Number: Negative numbers

Chapter 4: Number properties: Factors, multiples ,powers and roots Chapter 5: Statistical diagrams Chapter 6: Geometry and measures: Scales, scale drawings and nets

Chapter 7: Measures: Metric and Imperial Units Chapter 8: Geometry: Symmetry Chapter 9: Algebra: Graphs: Travel graphs, conversion graphs Chapter 10: Geometry and measures: Angle facts

Chapter 10: Geometry and measures(part 2): Polygons, parallel lines, quadrilaterals and bearings Chapter 11: Probability: Probability of events Chapter 12: Geometry: Congruent shapes and tessellations

Chapter 13: Geometry and measures : Constructions Chapter 14: Further number skills. The four rules with whole numbers, decimals, fractions and negative numbers. Approximations.Chapter 15: Statistics: Pie charts, scatter diagrams, surveys

Book 2: Chapter 1: Using a calculator brackets and fractions Chapter 2: Number: rational numbers, reciprocals, prime factors, LCM,HCF, rule for multiplying and dividing powers 
Assessment 1 (Use of AFL marking) 
Number Basic number skills

Number : Factors, multiples, powers and roots 
Measures: Metric and Imperial units 
Geometry: Polygons 
Geometry: Constructions

Number:

Assessment 2 (End of unit test etc) 
Number Negative numbers

Statistics: Reading and interpreting statistical diagrams

Geometry: Angle facts 
Probability: Probability of events 
Number: Decimals, fractions and negative numbers 
End of year exam

Year 11 Foundation 

TOPIC TITLE(s) 
Chapter 3: Number percentages Chapter 4 Algebra: Basic algebra: Simplifying, expanding, factorising, substituting Chapter 5: Statistics: averages Chapter 6: Geometry: Perimeter and area (part1) 
Chapter 6: Geometry: Perimeter and area (part2) Chapter 7: Number: Ratios speed and proportion(part1) Revision and exam preparation Mock Exams 
Chapter 7: Number: Ratios speed and proportion(part2) Chapter 8: Algebra: Equations and inequalities Chapter 9: Probability: calculating probabilities Chapter 10: Algebra: Patterns and nth term 
Chapter 11: Geometry: Surface area and volume of 3D shapes Chapter 12: Geometry: Transformations 2 Chapter 13: Geometry: Circles: circumference and area Chapter 14: Geometry: Constructing bisectors and loci 
Chapter 15: Quadratic graphs Chapter 16: Geometry: Pythagoras’ Theorem Revision of all topics


Assessment 1 (Use of AFL marking) 
Number: Percentages

Geometry: Perimeter and area

Statistics: Probability 
Geometry: Surface area and volume 
Algebra: Graphs: Quadratic graphs 

Assessment 2 (End of unit test etc) 
Algebra: Expanding and factorising 
Number: Ratio 
Algebra: nth term 
Geometry: Circumferece and area 
Geometry: Pythagoras Exam paper practice 

Year 10 Higher 

TOPIC TITLE(s) 
Book 1 Chapter 1 Number: Decimals, approximations, powers and roots, negative numbers. Chapter 2 Number: Fractions, percentages and compound interest. Chapter 3 Number: Ratio, speed, proportion, density 
Book 1 Chapter 4: Geometry: Circumference and area of a circle. Sectors, Volume of prisms Chapter 5: Algebra: Basic algebra, Factorisation, equations, trial and improvement Chapter 6: Geometry: Pythagoras’ theorem in 2D and 3D Chapter 7:Geometry: Angles in quadrilaterals and polygons 
Book 1 Chapter 7 Geometry: Angles and constructions Chapter 8 Geometry Transformation geometry Chapter 9 Statistics: Averages, Statistical diagrams, Surveys and questionnaires Chapter 10 Algebra Reallife graphs

Book 1 Chapter 11 Statistics: Line graphs, stem and leaf and scatter graphs Chapter 12 Probabilities of Events Chapter 13 Algebra Number and sequences, finding the nth term.

Book 1 Chapter 14 :Algebra Graphs and their equations Chapter 15: Algebra Inequalities and regions Book 2 Chapter 1 Number: using a calculator with fractions Book 2 Chapter 2: Geometry Volume of a pyramid, cone and sphere Book 2 Chapter 3 Geometry Trigonometry 1: using the sine, cosine and tangent ratio 
Book 2 Chapter Geometry Trigonometry 1 Book 2 Chapter 4 Geometry properties of circles, Circle Theorems Book 2 Chapter 5 Number Powers, standard form and surds 
Assessment 1 (Use of AFL marking) 
Number Multiples, factors, prime numbers, powers and roots

Geometry Circumference and area of a circle

Geometry Transformations 
Statistics Stem and leaf and scatter graphs

Algebra Solving inequalities 
Algebra Simultaneous equations

Assessment 2 (End of unit test etc) 
Number Ratio, speed and density

Geometry Pythagoras Theorem

Statistics Averages

Algebra Sequences: finding the nth term

Geometry Volume 
Statistics Probability 
Year 11 Higher 

TOPIC TITLE(s) 
Number recap Algebra recap Data recap Geometry recap Book 2 Chapter 6 Quadratic Equations Chapter 7 Similar triangles 
Chapter 8: Geometry : Trigonometry 2: Sine and Cosine rule, Area of a triangle Chapter 9: Algebra : Graphs and equations: Graphs, Circular function graphs 
Chapter 10:Statistics: Data distributions: Cumulative frequency, Box plots and Histograms Chapter 11: Probability: Tree diagrams, independent events Chapter 12: Algebra: Algebraic methods

Chapter 13:Variation Chapter 14: Number: Number and limits of accuracy Chapter 15: Vectors Chapter 16: Transformation of graphs Revision:

Revision of topics Number recap Algebra recap Data recap Geometry recap


Assessment 1 (Use of AFL marking) 
Algebra
Quadratic Equations

Geometry Trigonometry 2

Statistics Data distributions 
Number Variation Past papers 
Past papers 

Assessment 2 (End of unit test ) 
Geometry Similar triangles

Algebra Graphs and equations Mock Examination

Statistics Probability Past paper 
Geometry Vectors Past papers 


Textbooks
In class we use the Collins Edexcel GCSE Maths text books, which follow the Edexcel scheme of work. These books are interactive, with resources that can be projected onto a whiteboard. All students are issued with homework books for their relevant tier of entry. Homework is also set electronically.
ICT
All classrooms at Lostock are equipped with interactive whiteboards. The maths department also has access to computer rooms which enables students to access the interesting array of maths software as part of their learning.
Useful Websites
www.mymaths.co.uk Fantastic site, subscription paid for by school. Online lessons, plus ‘booster packs’.The class teacher will provide the username and password for this site.
www.supermathsworld.comFun maths practice in a games format. The class teacher will provide the username and password for this site.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths Revision lessons, activities and minitests
www.mrbartonmaths.com Some good revision notes along with some other interesting bits and links
www.mangahigh.com More fun maths practice in a games format. The class teacher will provide the username and password for this site.
www.sumdog.com Sumdog is a way for students to practice math skills while playing fun games. The class teacher will provide the username and password for this site.
UKMT Maths Challenge
Some students/students in Years 7 & 8 are entered for the UKMT Maths Challenges at the Junior level where they can be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates.