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Maths Department

“Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.” - Deepak Chopra

Curriculum Vision

To ensure that our maths curriculum challenges, engages, and inspires all learners to be lifelong mathematical thinkers, empowered with mathematical fluency and love of the universal language of mathematics.

Maths is a universal language and we at Walthamstow Academy want every child to  understand and enjoy this universal language, and use it confidently throughout their adult lives.

All our students have access to our rich maths curriculum which ensures all students gain a good in depth understanding of the taught topics by the end of their five or seven year journey in mathematics. We have designed our maths curriculum to build on pupils’ prior knowledge of maths, teach new concepts in relation to this prior knowledge (as we know that knowledge is 'sticky' and this is the most efficient way of developing student schemas of mathematical knowledge, and then stretching and challenging the students wherever possible so that they can understand, apply and enjoy the topics in greater depth.

Our curriculum encompasses the following three components in order to ensure that all students are able to progress through our maths curriculum:   

Recall:  Recall, review and build upon prior mathematical knowledge is vital and is planned for before new mathematical concepts are taught.

Fluency : We ensure that pupils of all abilities can access the basic mathematical skill set through regular fluency checks. This is very important to instil the confidence in students, which then enables them to enjoy the content.

Reasoning and Problem Solving : This is an important component of the maths curriculum and enables and empowers our students to understand the skills in greater depth. We first help them develop student fluency and then build on that through discussion and shared problem solving.

Curriculum Overview

 
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Year 7
Place value and Number sense
Adding and Subtracting
Perimeter
Estimation and Rounding
Multiplication and Division
Factors, Multiples and Primes
Area of rectangles, triangles, and parallelograms
Fractions as part of a whole
Fraction - addition & subtraction
Fractions - compare and order
Fraction of an amount  
Order of operations       
Basic rules of algebra     
Expand and factorise     
Substitution      
Angles Polygons
Symmetry and reflection
Coordinates Mean
7.19 Two way tables &  Venn diagrams 
Year 8
Indices 
Primes 
Rounding            
Fractions             
Negative Number Review
Linear equations             
Linear equations in context
Coordinates and basic graphs
Units of measurement 
Angles in Parallel Lines  
Interior and Exterior angles
Circumference 
Proportional reasoning 
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Ratio     
Area of circles and trapezia
Presenting and interpreting data
Averages            
3-D visualisation              
Volume
Year 9
Place value & Number Properties
Decimals             
Estimation and Rounding
Indices Powers & Roots
Factors, Multiples & Primes
Ratio     
FDP       
Fractions             
Percentages      
Proportion         
Notation             
Simplifying & Index Laws
Expanding & Factorising
Expressions & Substitution
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities          
Perimeter & Area            
Pythagoras        
Properties of shapes
Angle facts
Parallel lines      
Circles  
Volume               
Surface Area     
Sequences         
Basic vectors     
Plans and Elevations      
 
 
 
 
Year 10
Rearrange formulae
Linear Graphs
y = mx + c
Compound Measures
Quadratic graphs, TP and roots
Further expanding & factorising
Linear Simultaneous Equations
Further graphs
Probability
Capture & Recapture
Standard Form
Proportion (further)
Simple interest
Growth & Decay
Ratio (further)
Recurring decimals
Statistics - no higher
Surds
Bounds
Right angled Trigonometry
Similar shapes
Quadratic sequences
Year 11
Transformations              
Statistics (Further)          
Solving quadratics & further Simultaneous equations
Functions           
Iteration
Quadratic inequalities   
Circle theorems
Further Trigonometry & Trigonometric graphs    
Algebraic proof
Pythagoras        
Right angled Trigonometry
Transformations              
Similar shapes  
Vectors
Congruence
Bearings
Vectors
Gradients (Further), and area under a graph
Kinematics
Graphical transformations
Constructions & Loci
Bearings & Scale Drawings
               
 
Year 12
Pure
Algebra and functions
Coordinate geometry in the   (x, y) plane
Further algebra
Applied
Statistical sampling
Data presentation and interpretation
Probability
Statistical distributions
Pure
Trigonometry
Vectors (2D)
Differentiation
Applied
Statistical hypothesis testing
Applications of kinematics
Applications of forces
Pure
Integration
Exponentials and logarithms
Applied
Further kinematics
Kinematics 2 (variable acceleration)
Year 13
Pure
Proof
Algebraic and Partial Fractions
Functions and modelling
Sequences and Series
The Binomial Theorem
Trigonometry
 
Applied
Regression and Correlation
Probability
The Normal Distribution
Pure
Parametric Equations
Differentiation
Numerical Methods
Integration
Vectors
 
Applied
Moments: Force's turning effect
Forces and Friction
Applications of kinematics:  Projectiles
Application of forces
Further Kinematics
 

University and Careers

University

We encourage our students to study maths at university. The majority of our A Level students choose to pursue further education at university after Year 13, choosing from a broad range of subjects of which maths often forms the basis: economics; accounting; physics; architecture to name a few.

Careers

 

Mathematics is a common language in which all pupils can solve, analyse, and problem solve and so is important for all career paths our students may choose. Our curriculum supports pupils to build logical reasoning, critical thinking and is mentally rigorous, which prepares them for adult life and gives them a wide skill set to pursue their chosen career passions in later life.

The Maths Team

  • Ms Pooja Malhotra – Head of Maths
  • Mr Mo Aubdool – 2ic KS5
  • Mr Sheraz Hussain – 2ic KS4
  • Ms Sylwia Urbaniak – 2ic KS3
  • Ms Munaza Arif
  • Ms Sharifa Earle
  • Mr Ishtiaq Raza
  • Ms Momina Raza
  • Ms Georgina St Louis
  • Ms Tamara Watson

 

For more information on our curriculum, please email pooja.malhotra@walthamstow-academy.org for a copy of our department curriculum handbook.

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