Quick Links # Wright Robinson College # ## INTRODUCTION

On this page, you will find links to Maths resources, which we would encourage you to explore.

#### KS3 Maths Books

• 50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know - Tony Crilly
• Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos
• The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
• The Life Changing Magic of Numbers by Bobby Seagull
• Puzzle Ninja by Alex Bellos
• 17 Equations that Changed the World by Ian Stewart
• How to cut a cake and other mathematical conundrums by Ian Stewart

#### KS4 Maths Books

• The Mathematics of Games and Gambling by Edward Packel
• The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz
• The Code Book by Simon Singh
• The Great Mathematical Problems by Ian Stewart
• Humble Pie by Matt Parker
• Geometry Snacks by Ed Southall
• Mathematics Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner

#### Maths Films

• The Imitation Game
• The Man Who Knew Infinity
• Hidden Figures
• A Beautiful Mind
• x + y

#### Revision

• Books:

Edexcel Revision guides can be purchased from school!

Announcements

MATHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Year 7

This half term, you will continue your mathematical expeditions by learning and discussing new units in number, geometry and statistics!

You will explore number topics such as representing problems as fractions, percentages, decimals and ratios. Here’s a link if you would like to learn more ahead of your lessons or practice any of these topics: NRICH Maths: Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion

You will also be learning everything about angles and their rules (always remember to write the reason!!), as well as diving into the world of probability and data representation.

Here’s another link that might interest you: NRICH Collecting Data

CHALLENGE: Can you work out the ratio of vowels to consonants in this paragraph? (Remember to simplify!)

Year 8

This half term, you will continue your journey into the realm of area and volume, beginning to look at parallelograms, triangles, trapeziums, circles and rectilinear shapes. If you want to learn more about these topics, follow this link: NRICH Volume and Capacity

You will also be learning about data representation and statistics, you will learn how to create pie charts, frequency tables as well as stem & leaf diagrams (no plants will be harmed in the course of these lessons!).

This link might interest you: NRICH Data and Statistics

CHALLENGE: What is the link between the area of a parallelogram and a trapezium?

Year 9

This half term, you will develop and further your understanding of geometry and statistics topics. In geometry, you will be exploring area, volume and trigonometry.

Maths is fun

BBC Bitesize

You will also be learning more about statistics. You will learn how to represent data in multiple ways, as well as analysing it!  Follow this link to discover more about these topics: BBC Bitesize revision

CHALLENGE: A triangle has lengths in the ratio 3:4:5. What type of triangle is it?

Year 10

Foundation:

This half term, you will develop your knowledge of GCSE algebra and number units.

In algebra, you will be learning about manipulating algebra and plotting graphs and seeing how they link together! If you want to develop a better understanding of graphs then follow this link: Transum

You will be exploring new number topics such as interest and error intervals. Follow this link to discover more about these topics and revise them:

Corbett Maths- compound interest

Corbett Maths- error intervals

CHALLENGE: The length of a line is 81 centimetres, correct to the nearest centimetre. What is the least possible length of the line?

Higher:

This half term, you will develop your knowledge of GCSE algebra and number units.

In algebra, you will be learning about iteration and quadratic sequences and applying this knowledge to problem solving!

Transum- Iteration

In number, you will learn about proportion in more depth, as well as looking into financial maths by focusing on differing types of interest and depreciation. Follow this link to discover more about interest in real life scenarios:

NRICH Maths

CHALLENGE: Find the single percentage decrease that is equivalent to successive discounts of 15% and 5%. (Clue – it’s not 20%!)

This half term you will continue to follow your personalised learning checklists as a class and individually during home learning. You will begin to develop more exam and problem-solving strategies during your lessons by completing exam papers and questions each week.

Mr Barton Maths

Corbett Maths

Dr Frost Maths

Maths Genie

Follow the links below if you are interested in studying maths at A Level:

m4ths: gcse-to-a-level-bridge

NRICH Maths

CHALLENGE: In a 7-digit numerical code, each group of four adjacent digits adds to 16, and each group of five adjacent digits adds to 19.
What is the sum of all seven digits?

Numbers in the News

Article 1

What children can teach governments about making graphs

Article 2

BBC New- science environment

How years compare with the 20th Century average
• What are the benefits of layering each years line graph on top of each other?
• What are the disadvantages of layering each years line graph on top of each other?
• Is it clear which year is which?
• What does the graph mean by 20th century average? Could this be made clearer?
The hottest that this location has ever been…

Press play on this infographic

• When did the UK record it’s highest temperature?

The world’s top emitters of Carbon Dioxide

• Calculate the range and the mean of this data

Look at the rest of the graphs featured in Article 2, do they fulfil the criteria suggested by children in Article 1?

Can you think of better ways to represent any of the data?

#### Maths in Social Media

Instagram accounts to follow:

@wrc_maths

@corbettmaths

@maths.number.puzzles

@puzzles

@1to9puzzle

@YohakuPuzzle

@UKMathsTrust

@BartonMaths

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