## 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