# Welcome to the Maths Faculty

Maths is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. At Ashton, pupils learn that Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We believe a high-quality maths education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of maths, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

## Year 7

During year 7 students will study the following topics:

Place Value, Negative Numbers, Calculations, BIDMAS, Estimation and Approximation, Substitution, Area and Perimeter, Pythagoras, Fractions, Using Measures, Using Scales, Time, Plotting Graphs, Ratio, Factors, Multiples, Primes, Collecting Data and Representing Data.

## Year 8

During year 8 students will study the following topics:

Using a Calculator, Probability, 2D Shapes, Circles, Indices, Forming and Solving Algebraic Expressions, Equations, Percentages, 3D Shapes, Volume and Surface Area, Money, Averages, Sequences, Measuring and Constructing Angles and Lines, Angle Rules, Transformations and Trigonometry.

## Year 9

During year 9 students will study the following topics:

__Foundation__

Negative numbers, Basic numerical skills, Decimals, Fractions, Algebraic notation, Substitution, Algebraic expressions, Angle properties, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, Bearings, Scale drawings, Ratio, Proportion, Percentages, Compound interest, Area, Perimeter, Factors, multiples and primes, Indices, Standard form, Sequences, Coordinates, Straight line graphs, Quadratic graphs, Cubic graphs, Transformations, Vectors, Rounding, Estimation, Limits of accuracy.

__Higher__

Decimals, Fractions, Numerical skills, Recurring decimals, Algebraic notation, Substitution, Algebraic expressions, Factorising, Angles, 3D shapes, Bearings, Ratio, Percentages, Compound interest, Area, Surface area, Arcs and sectors, Powers and roots, Indices, Standard form, Linear sequences, Quadratic sequences, Coordinates, Straight line graphs, Turning points of graphs, Quadratic graphs, Cubic graphs, Similarity, Transformations, Vectors

## Year 10

During year 10 students will study the following topics:

__Foundation__

Solving equations, Simultaneous equations, Inequalities, Units, Compound units, Probability, Frequency trees, Venn diagrams, Tree diagrams, Sample space, Questionnaires, Frequency tables, Pie charts, Bar charts, Histograms, Cumulative frequency, Box plots, Scattergraphs, Factorising quadratics, Quadratic formula, Constructions, Plans & elevations, Circle parts, Simplifying expressions, Solving quadratics, Factorising quadratics, Constructions

__Higher__

Rounding, Estimation, Limits of accuracy, Solving equations, Simultaneous equations, Trial and improvement, Inequalities, Units, Compound measures, Scale diagrams, Probability, Venn diagrams, Tree diagrams, Conditional probability, Questionnaires, Bar charts, Pie charts, Histograms, Cumulative frequency, Box plots, Scattergraphs, Congruence & similarity, Factorising quadratics, Solving quadratics, Quadratic formula, Completing the square, Constructions, Transforming graphs, Interpreting graphs, Equation of a circle, Plans & elevations, Surds, Circle theorems, Rearranging formula.

## Year 11

During year 11 students will study the following topics:

__Foundation__

Rearranging formula, Proportion, Straight line graphs, Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Trig values.

__Higher__

Algebraic proof, Functions, Direct proportion, Inverse proportion, Rates of change, Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Sine rule, Cosine rule

**Year 11 will spend the remainder of the year on revision and exam preparation**

### Resources

#### Mr. D. Woodcock

##### Head of Department

#### Mrs L. Mainwaring

##### Second in Department

#### Miss H. Evans

##### Teacher of Maths

#### Mr S. Fern

##### Teacher of Maths

#### Mr P. Glover

##### Teacher of Maths

#### Miss E. Hird

##### Teacher of Maths

#### Miss C. Lindley

##### Teacher of Maths

#### Mrs S. Kamal

##### Teaching Assistant - Maths