# Maths — Year 7

### Term 1: Introduction to algebra , Positive & Negative Numbers & Perimeter, Area & Volume

This topic will involve students in learning the rules of algebra. They will learn how to write algebraic expressions, simplify expressions and substitute values into formulae.

Students will learn about negative numbers in real life and carry out calculations incorporating positive and negative numbers.

Students will find the area of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums and compound shapes. Students will calculate the surface area and volume of cubes and cuboids.

50 minute assessment on T1 topics (Non calculator)

• Spiritual
• Moral
• Social
• Cultural
###### Develop the individual:

Students develop algebraic fluency throughout the curriculum. Algebra is a uniquely powerful language that enables students to describe and model situations. The topic of algebra provides opportunities for students to develop a sense of “awe and wonder” by using letters to represent variables. Learning about negative numbers benefits our students’ functioning in society through bank balances and temperatures. When solving mathematical problems students will develop their creative skills. Students enjoy solving real life problems involving area and perimeter.

###### Create a supportive community:

Students own social development is widened through paired work where students discuss mathematical concepts and solve unfamiliar problems.. .

### Term 2: Fractions, Working with Numbers, Statistics

Students will find equivalent fractions, compare and order fractions, and add and subtract fractions. They will convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions.

Students will use square numbers and square roots, round numbers using decimal places and significant figures, and carryout non-calculator methods of multiplication and division to solve problems.

Students will find and interpret the mean, median, mode and range. They will use discrete and continuous data and read and interpret statistical diagrams, including grouped frequency tables.

50 minute assessment on T1 and T2 topics (Non-calculator)

• Spiritual
• Moral
• Social
• Cultural
###### Develop the individual:

Skills such as confidence with numeracy and rounding benefit our students’ functioning in society. Student’s understanding of statistics is developed to a depth that will equip them to identify when statistics are meaningful or when they are being used inappropriately (eg in newspapers or on social media).

###### Create a supportive community:

Students own social development is widened through paired work where students discuss mathematical concepts and solve unfamiliar problems.. .

### Term 3: Sequences & Functions, Decimal Numbers, Angles in Triangles, Quadrilaterals & Parallel Lines

Students will explore sequences and rules, find missing terms and nth terms, and use functions and mappings.

Students will learn more about decimals; they will order decimals and complete calculations involving decimals. They will learn how to estimate calculations.

Students will delve deeper into geometrical reasoning: they will measure and draw angles, calculate angles in different types of triangles and quadrilaterals and explore angles in parallel lines. They will use geometrical reasoning to solve problems.

50 minute assessment on T1, T2 and T3 topics (Non-calculator)

• Spiritual
• Moral
• Social
• Cultural
###### Develop the individual:

Mathematics provides opportunities for students to develop a sense of “awe and wonder”. Mathematical investigations produce beautiful elegance in their surprising symmetries, patterns or results. Students enjoy exploring patterns and sequences, making predictions and generalisations. Numerical fluency and estimation skills will benefit students’ functioning in society. What does my shopping cost? Which is the better value for money? Approximately how long will it take to get to another location? . Students are encouraged to question “why”; they compose proofs and arguments and make assumptions. Students learn geometrical reasoning through knowledge and application of angle rules. The topic of angles provides opportunities for students to develop a sense of “awe and wonder” when they explore the relationships between angles in quadrilaterals and parallel lines.

###### Create a supportive community:

Students own social development is widened through paired work where students discuss mathematical concepts and solve unfamiliar problems.. .

### Term 4: Co-ordinates and Graphs, Percentages & Probability

Students will plot co-ordinates in all four quadrants and draw graphs from given equations. They will use graphs that represent real life situations.

Students will convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. They will calculate percentages with and without a calculator and find percentage increases and decreases.

Students will use probability scales, find the probability of combined events and calculate experimental probability.

50 minute assessment on T1, T2, T3 and T4 topics (Non-calculator)

• Spiritual
• Moral
• Social
• Cultural
###### Develop the individual:

Competance with percentages benefits our students’ functioning in society: sales, interest rates, taxe? Competance with percentages benefits our students’ functioning in societ? The topic of probability provides opportunities for students to consider whether situations are fair or biased and discuss gambling, betting, lotteries, raffles and games of chanc? A knowledge of probability will benefit students’ functioning in society as they will understand bias and the chance of an event happenin?

###### Create a supportive community:

Students own social development is widened through paired work where students discuss mathematical concepts and solve unfamiliar problems.. .

### Term 5: Symmetry, Equations & Interpreting Data

Students will learn about line symmetry and rotational symmetry. They will reflect, rotate shapes and tessellate shapes.

Students will solve simple and more complex equations. They will learn to form equations in order to solve problems.

Students will use charts and diagrams to interpret data, including the use of pie charts. They will analyse sets of data by comparing averages.

50 minute assessment on T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 topics (Non-calculator)

• Spiritual
• Moral
• Social
• Cultural
###### Develop the individual:

Mathematics provides opportunities for students to develop a sense of “awe and wonder? Mathematical investigations produce beautiful elegance in their surprising symmetries, patterns or result? Students will learn about line symmetry and rotational symmetr? They will reflect, rotate shapes and tessellate shape? Students develop algebraic fluency throughout the curriculu? Algebra is a uniquely powerful language that enables students to describe and model situation? Student’s understanding of statistics is developed to a depth that will equip them to identify when statistics are meaningful or when they are being used inappropriately (eg in newspapers or on social media? The skill of interpreting data will benefit students’ functioning in societ? Students will understand how to interpret graphs and chart?

###### Create a supportive community:

Students own social development is widened through paired work where students discuss mathematical concepts and solve unfamiliar problems.. .

### Term 6: 3D Shapes & Ratio

Students will draw and construct 2D representations of 3D solids using isometric dotty paper. They will create nets of 3D solids and explore the relationship between faces, edges and vertices.

Students will learn to use ratio notation. They will simplify ratios, share a quantity into a given ratio, and solve problems involving ratios.

They will convert between ratios and fractions.

End of year examination - two 50 minute assessments on all topics taught in year 7 (Paper 1 non calculator, Paper 2 calculator)

• Spiritual
• Moral
• Social
• Cultural
###### Develop the individual:

When solving mathematical problems students will develop their creative skills. Students enjoy solving real life problems involving 3D ratios. Students will draw and construct 2D representations of 3D solids using isometric dotty paper. They will create nets of 3D solids. When solving mathematical problems students will develop their creative skills. Students enjoy solving real life problems involving 3D shapes.

###### Create a supportive community:

Students own social development is widened through paired work where students discuss mathematical concepts and solve unfamiliar problems.. .