Topic outline

  • Year 9 Maths Course


    Course Description

    Our aim is to develop fluent mathematicians.  We have adopted a mastery style curriculum that enables students to unpick the structure of mathematics and deepen understanding.  We aim to use concrete, pictoral and abstract methods to develop students skills.  Throughout KS3, students will be given a variety of problem solving questions.  In addition to this, students will be given formal investigational tasks and will write these up using mathematical symbols, diagrams and graphs.  Students are to study topics involving number calculations, geometry, number properties, algebraic expressions, statistics and probability.

    The contents of each unit are differentiated according to the different ability groups and pupils are assessed throughout in a variety of different ways to ensure that they are making good progress.  Pupils will be placed in ability sets and maybe moved when deemed in their best interest.

    • Reasoning With Algebra

      This section covers a range of topics associated with algebra and includes plotting linear graphs, finding the gradient of a line and forming and solving equations.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.

    • Constructions in 2 and 3 Dimensions

      This section covers a range of topics associated with 2D and 3D Geometry and includes properties of 2D and 3D shapes, surface area and volume of 3D shapes, constructions, loci and congruent triangles.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.

    • Reasoning With Number

      This section covers a range of topics associated with number and includes factors, multiples, surds, problems with integers, fractions and decimals, using percentages and mathematical finance.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.

    • Reasoning with Geometry

      This section covers a range of topics associated with geometry and includes angles, rotations, translations and Pythagoras' Theorem.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.

    • Reasoning with Proportion

      This section covers a range of topics associated with proportion and includes enlargements, similar shapes, ratio, proportion and rates of change.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.

    • Representations

      This section covers a range of topics associated with representations and includes probability, plotting non linear graphs, investigating graphs of simultaneous equations and representing inequalities.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.

    • Revision Materials

      • Assessment

        Assessment

        Pupils will complete three sets of tests on the topics completed since September.