Mathematics

Further details are available below on the subjects available in the Mathematics Faculty for Knutsford School.

Course Summary

Our aim is to make mathematics as accessible and enjoyable as possible for all our students. Investigative and exploratory work is encouraged together with a strong emphasis on the essential algebraic, numeric and geometric skills. As well as the use of data. Students are taught in tiered groups, based on ability which allows for a specially enhanced learning environment, including teacher led discussions and tasks, small group investigations, use of ICT, practical projects and text book practice.

Did you know…

Some numbers are equal to the sum of all of their factors (but not including the number itself). 6 is a number that equals the sum of its factors: 1 + 2 + 3 equal 6. It is called a perfect number. Can you find any others?

Course Summary

Computing in Year 7 covers a wide range of topic areas based around Computer Science, ICT and Digital literacy. We start the year by looking at ICT skills in using various computer software and building their confidence with them. In Computer Science we look at Programming and how instructions are written as code. You will program in both a graphical and a textual programming language.

Did you know…

Only 8% of the worlds currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers.

Term 1

Module 1:

Integers and Decimals (Number)

Measures (Geometry)

Probability (Statistics)

Module 2:

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (Number)

Expressions and Formulae (Algebra)

Angles and Shapes (Geometry)

 

Term 2

Module 1:

Equations and Graphs (Algebra)

Calculations (Number)

Transformation (Geometry)

Module 2:

Sequences and Roots (Algebra)

Collecting and Representing Data (Statistics

 

Term 3

Module 1:

Ratio and Proportion (Number)

Algebra (Algebra)

Construction and 3D Shapes (Geometry)

Module 2:

Analysing and Interpreting Data (Statistics)

Calculations Plus (Number)

Functional Maths (Functional)

Term 1 – Photoshop Editing

  • Students will use Photoshop to create an image for a defined purpose and audience.
  • They will make a second image that takes into account differences in audience needs
  • They will use a wide range of facilities offered by Photoshop in their creation of images

Term 2 – Safety and Security

  • We will look at security issues when using computer systems such as passwords and keeping private on websites
  • We will look at staying safe online when using a range of social networks.
  • We will look at some of the legal issues around the internet and the impact of file sharing etc.

Term 3 – Programming

  • Students will look at using either Small basic or Python to program a range of tasks.
  • They will use a range of operators in their code to ensure that it is able to solve a more complex problem.
  • Students will begin to use functions
  • Students will recognise the concepts of programming algorithms such as stacks and queues and sorting/searching algorithms. Students will present this information.
Term 1

Module 1:

–          Sequences and Graphs

–          Proportional Reasoning, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (Number)

–          Geometrical Reasoning and Construction (Geometry)

Module 2:

–          Equations (Algebra)

–          Surveys (Statistics)

Term 2

Module 1:

–          Measures (Geometry)

–          Calculations (Number)

–          Graphs (Algebra)

Module 2:

–          Probability (Statistics)

–          Transformations and Scale (Geometry)

Term 3

Module 1:

–          Integers, Expressions and Formulae (Algebra)

–          Representing and Interpreting Statistic (Statistics)

–          3D Shapes and Trigonometry (Trigonometry for top set only) (Geometry)

Module 2:

–          Calculation Plus (Number)

–          Functional Maths (Functional)

The following modules are covered in Year 9

Internet safety and legal framework

  •  Students will look again at how to stay safe online, what information to share and the consequences.
  • We will look at some of the legal frameworks around the Internet and business on the Internet.  Students will present this information in a suitable way combining different packages such as graphics, word, web etc.
Binary Mathematics

  • Students will look at Binary mathematics here again, this time covering more advanced ideas.
  • Students will look at floating point numbers and will look at the use of Hex and why we make use of it instead of binary.
Presenting information

  • Students will carry out research into a topic and will use different software to analyse and present their results.
  • Students will create their own survey and will present the findings appropriately to more than one target audience.
PowerPoint MOS Examination

Students will undertake work towards their Microsoft PowerPoint MOS examination that they will sit at the end of year 9 in order to allow students to cover all of the modules required for the MOS specialist qualification