 Mathematics

Mathematics is a vital subject that is crucial for many science, product design, geography, business and Engineering disciplines. Students are made aware of real-life opportunities and implications of numbers. Numbers are everywhere and our students will leave Ercall wood Academy knowing the relevance of Mathematics to other fields of study, the world of work and to society in general.

Mathematics lessons take place in the rooms along the first-floor corridor, 8 hours per fortnight.

 Staff Miss S Jones (Director of Maths) Mr M Moseley Mr S Pritchard Mr T Hart Mrs M Lewis Mr S Orford Mrs R Morley Addison Ms L Woodhall Mrs L Williams Year 7 Maths club History and Culture of Maths Year 10 History and Culture of Maths Year 8 Maths club History and Culture of Maths Year 11 History and Culture of MathsFurther Maths Year 9 History and Culture of Maths

GCSE Revision guides and texts for students to purchase

Mathematics curriculum Overview - Summer 2020

 TERM 7 8 9 10 11 Summer A Calculating FDP - the four operations, proper and improper fractions, percentage changes as a fraction or a decimal, percentage increase/decrease                       Solving equations - basic and inverse operations, linear equations in one unknown algebraically                              Calculating Space - units of measure, mathematical formulae, perimeters of 2D shapes, area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezia, surface area of cuboids, volume of cuboids Calculating Space - ratio notation, perimeters of 2D shapes, circle definitions, properties, area and formulae, volume of right prisms                       Algebraic proficiency - visualising - plotting straight-line graphs, gradients and intercepts, simple quadratic functions, graphs in real contexts, to find approximate solutions to problems Algebra: Visualising (continued) - graphs of simple cubic and reciprocal function, graphs of non-standard functions in real contexts, simple kinematic problems involving distance, speed and acceleration                                                                    Solving equations and inequalities II - linear and simultaneous equations including using a graph                                           GCSE Bridging unit - Algebra Algebraic fractions - adding, subtracting,  multiplying, dividing,  simplifying and solving equations                         Quadratic sequences - n2 term  Algebraic Vs Geometric progressions - term-to-term sequences Fibonacci, and Arithmetic and Geometric progressions                                                          Standard form - x10^ button, convert numbers to and from standard form, add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers in standard form Revision, practice and intervention Summer B Movement -  coordinates in all four quadrants, lines parallel to the axes, y = x and y = -x, congruent shapes, rotation, reflection and translation, translations as 2D vectors                                                                 Presenting data - frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts, pictograms, diagrams, vertical line charts                                                             Measuring data - distributions of data sets, univariate and empirical distributions, measures of central tendency and range Understanding risk 2 - frequency trees, enumerate sets and combinations of sets, tables, grids and Venn diagrams, randomness, fairness and equally likely events                                                                            Presenting data - interpret, analyse and compare data sets, discrete, continuous, bivariate and grouped data, scatter graphs, correlation                                         Measuring data - median, mean, mode and modal class and range, apply statistics to describe a population Understanding Risk - independent and dependent combined events, tree diagrams, enumerate sets, empirical unbiased samples, theoretical probability distributions                                                             Presentation of data - tables, charts and diagrams, line graphs, lines of best fit, correlation, trends                                                  GCSE Bridging unit - Statistics Algebraic functions                                                     Sequences                                                           Revision, practice and intervention for all topics Exam Season

The curriculum for 2020/21 is currently under review.