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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

    Read below to find out about what you will be learning this half term and how you can learn more! 

     

    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. 

    If you want to learn more about these topics or revise them, follow these two links: 

    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! 

    If you want to learn more about these topics or revise them, follow this link:  

    Transum- Iteration

    Transum- Quadratic_Sequences

    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 

    Maths is fun- Compound interest 

    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. 

    Follow the links below if you would like to develop your exam skills further: 

    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

    @mathematicallygiftedblack

    @corbettmaths

    @maths.number.puzzles

    @puzzles

    Twitter accounts to follow:

    @1to9puzzle

    @YohakuPuzzle

    @UKMathsTrust

    @BartonMaths

    Problem of the Day

     

    Interactivity on Instagram

 

 

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