Maths

Course Overview:


Year 7 students follow the KS3 National Curriculum. Investigative skills are developed and accurate use of equipment is practised, including the effective use of their own scientific calculator. Modules covered this year include:
Autumn: place value, order of operations, types of numbers, algebraic notation, simplifying expressions, substitution, solving equations, lines, angles and properties of shapes.
Spring: measures, unit conversions, compound measures, probability, sequences, exploring fractions, decimals and percentages further, collecting and representing data and calculating averages.
Summer: Ratio and proportion, constructions, loci, transformations, algebraic functions and linear graphs

 

 

Enrichment Ideas 

 

Suggested reading 

  • Alex‚Äôs Adventure in Numberland by Alex Bellos

  • The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Hannah Fry and Thomas Oleron Evans

Films & documentaries

  • Hidden Figures (PG)

  • Donald in Mathmagic Land (U)

Cultural experiences

  • Awareness of weights and measures through using them in baking or decorating

  • Playing money-based games (e.g monopoly, game of life)

  • Winchester Problem Solving club

Things to see and do locally

  • Solent Air Museum

  • Winchester Science centre

Top 5 Websites

Things we do

  • NSPCC Number Day (February)

  • Year 7 and 8 Puzzle Club (Monday lunchtimes in room 670)

  • UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

  • Maths in Space enrichment talk (Autumn term)