What will students study this term?
Students will work on algebra and will understand algebraic key words and manipulate algebraic expressions. They will also be investigating different types of sequences. They will continue their work on the number system, understanding ratio and proportion as well use and apply percentages. They will also explore shape and measure, being able to convert between different measurements as well as calculate angles within shapes.
Yr 8 will also be working on algebra, using and applying simple formulae as well as beginning to solve equations and investigate sequences in more detail. They will be applying their understanding of ratio and percentages to solve problems with speed, distance and time and interest problems. Finally, they will be investigating angles in polygons and parallel lines, developing their problem solving skills.
Yr 9 will also be working on algebra, solving more difficult equations as well as extending their knowledge of sequences and should begin to understand the links between sequences and straight line graphs. They will extend their knowledge of the area of a circle to apply it to arcs and sectors as well as calculate more challenging volumes and surface areas. They will understand how to use and apply Pythagoras’ Theorem.
What assessment will students do this term?
Students will be assessed on all topics learned to date at both the end of term 3 and term 4. This will be in the form of formal assessment which will take place in lesson time. The remainder of the term will be spent reviewing the assessment and challenging any misconceptions.
What homelearning will be set this term?
Homelearning is set once a week. Each piece of home learning should take approximately 30 minutes. There will be a range of worksheet and online tasks for students to consolidate their learning from lessons.
What can we do at home to help with this term’s learning?
Talk to your child about what they have been doing in lessons. Please ensure they spend the correct amount of time on their home learning; each piece should be about 30 minutes. Have a conversation with them about what they are doing well and what they need to do to improve. Multiplication and division practice is invaluable.
What extension project can students complete at home on this topic?
Past Edexcel GCSE paper questions are a fantastic method for students to extend their knowledge and are arranged by topic to allow students to focus on a current topic or a target for improvement. These can be accessed at: http://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
In addition to this, Mr Corbett Maths has some excellent resources on all topics with most answers available. This can be accessed at www.corbettmaths.com
What are some great websites that can help with this term’s studies?