Mathematics
"Without Mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is Mathematics. Everything around you is numbers." Shakuntala Devi 
Mathematics Department Staff
For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mrs R LlewellynBall the Curriculum Leader
 Mrs R LlewellynBall  Curriculum Leader
 Mr D Blackburn  Second in Department
 Miss H Corner  Teacher of Maths
 Mr M Daniels  Teacher of Maths
 Miss A Hunkin  Teacher of Maths & Numeracy Coordinator
 Mr G Jennings  Teacher of Maths (Head of Worden)
 Miss A Kirby  Teacher of Maths
 Mrs C Speakman  Teacher of Maths
"Pure Maths is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Albert Einstein 
Balshaw's Maths Department seek to foster a love of the language of Mathematics and equip students with the problemsolving strategies and Mathematical skills they will need in the future.
Key Stage 3
All students, whatever their starting point follow the KS3 National Curriculum studying all 6 strands of:
• Number
• Algebra
• Ratio, proportion and rates of change
• Geometry and Measures
• Probability
• Statistics
Students are placed in mixed prior attainment groups and are encouraged to aim high with “teaching to the top” and scaffolding to support all students.
For more information, please below:
YEAR 7

Year 7 Order of Topics 
TERM 1 
Number Operations 
Negative Numbers 

Understanding Ratio 

HALF TERM 

Basic Algebra Notation and Operations 

Angle Properties 

Rounding and Estimation 


CHRISTMAS BREAK 
TERM 2 
Basic Probability 
Powers, Roots, Factors, Multiples and Primes 

Algebraic Substitution 

HALF TERM 

Working with Fractions 

Expanding Brackets 

Perimeter, Area and Volume 


EASTER BREAK 
TERM 3 
Solving Linear Equations 
Types of Charts 

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 

Measure and Conversion 

HALF TERM 

3D Shapes and Nets 

Basic Percentages 

Sequences 

Data Types and Averages 
YEAR 8

Year 8 Order of Topics 
TERM 1 
Factors, Multiples and Primes 
Algebra Review, Functions and Formulae 

HALF TERM 

Identifying Shapes and Constructions 

Number Review 


CHRISTMAS BREAK 
TERM 2 
Circles 
Solving Equations and Inequalities 

HALF TERM 

Listing Outcomes and Relative Frequency 

Further Percentages 

Identities in Algebra 


EASTER BREAK 
TERM 3 
Coordinates and Graphs 
Direct and Inverse Proportion 

Graphs, Equations and Gradient 

HALF TERM 

Congruence and Similarity 

Graphs and Charts Review 

Frequency Trees, TwoWay Tables and Venn Diagrams 

Grouped Data and Averages 
YEAR 9

Year 9 Order of Topics 
TERM 1 
Number Review 
Further Angle Properties 

Scale Diagrams and Bearings 

Algebra Review 

HALF TERM 

Coordinates and Linear Graphs 

Rounding and Limits of Accuracy 

Collecting and Representing Data 


CHRISTMAS BREAK 
TERM 2 
Sequences 
Further Perimeter and Area 

Real Life Graphs 

HALF TERM 

Circumference and Area 

Ratio and Proportion 

Equations 


EASTER BREAK 
TERM 3 
Probability 
Scatter Graphs 

Standard Form 

Transformations 

HALF TERM 

Constructions and Loci 

Pythagoras’ Theorem 

2D Representations of 3D Shapes 
Key Stage 4 and GCSE
The Mathematics Department at Balshaw’s enter all students for the AQA Mathematics GCSE. We follow the AQA route map which allows for plenty pf problem solving activities, retrieval practice and interleaving of the subject. Students may be entered for either:
· Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics (grades 9 – 4)
· Foundation Tier GCSE Mathematics (grades 5 – 1)
For more information, please see below.
Year 10

Year 10 Foundation Order of Topics 
TERM 1 
Standard Form Review 
Calculating with Percentages 

Measures 

HALF TERM 

Statistical Measures 

Indices 

Algebra and Sequences Review 


CHRISTMAS BREAK 
TERM 2 
Congruence and Similarity 
Introduction to Trigonometry 

HALF TERM 

Further Perimeter and Area 

Linear Graphs Review and Extension 

Further Circumference and Area 


EASTER BREAK 
TERM 3 
Simultaneous Equations 
Properties of Polygons 

Real Life Graphs 

HALF TERM 

Probability Review and Extension 

Constructions and Loci Review 

Volume 

Year 10 Higher Order of Topics 
TERM 1 
Standard Form Review 
Calculating with Percentages 

Measures 

HALF TERM 

Surds 

Statistical Measures 

Indices 


CHRISTMAS BREAK 
TERM 2 
Properties of Polygons 
Congruence and Similarity 

Pythagoras’ Theorem Review 

HALF TERM 

Introduction to Trigonometry 

Simultaneous Equations 

Probability 


EASTER BREAK 
TERM 3 
Introduction to Quadratics and Rearranging Formulae 
Volume 

Linear and Quadratic Equations and their Graphs 

Sketching Graphs 

HALF TERM 

Trigonometry Recap and Extension 

Growth and Decay 

The Equation of a Circle 
Year 11

Year 11 Foundation Order of Topics 
TERM 1 
Algebra Review 
Quadratics, Rearranging Formulae and Identities 

Inequalities 

HALF TERM 

Pythagoras’ Theorem Review and Extension 

Trigonometry 


CHRISTMAS BREAK 
TERM 2 
Direct and Inverse Proportion 
Algebra and graphs 

Growth and Decay 

HALF TERM 

Solving Quadratics 

Quadratic Graphs 

Sketching Graphs 


EASTER BREAK 
TERM 3 
Vectors 
Revision 

Revision 

Revision 

HALF TERM 

Revision 

Year 11 Higher Order of Topics 
TERM 1 
Further Quadratics, Rearranging Formulae and Identities 
Direct and Inverse Proportion 

Further Equations and Graphs 

HALF TERM 

Inequalities 

Vectors 


CHRISTMAS BREAK 
TERM 2 
Further Sketching Graphs 
Sine and Cosine Rules 

Transforming Functions 

HALF TERM 

Numerical Methods 

Circle Theorems 

Rates of Change 


EASTER BREAK 
TERM 3 
Precalculus and Area Under a Curve 
Algebraic Fractions 

Revision 

HALF TERM 

Revision 
Assessment in Mathematics at Balshaw's
Numeracy
 The ability to carry out basic calculations efficiently and accurately, either mentally or with pencil and paper as appropriate.
 The ability to apply knowledge of number to both familiar and new circumstances and to use it in the solution of problems, including those involving percentages, ratio, and proportion.
 The ability to understand and use units of measurement of length, mass, capacity, and time.
 The ability to understand and use information presented in graphs, tables, and charts.
To support our staff in delivering numeracy, we have created a handbook which details the roles and responsibilities of all staff, as well as guidance and support. This can be found here.
To support our staff in ensuring consistency in delivery of numeracy we have created a 'how to' booklet of methods that are taught in Mathematics lessons. This booklet is also to support parents in helping with children's numeracy at home. This can be found here.
Extra Resources
 BBC Bitesize  this has lots of online lessons and assessments
 Corbettmaths  this has lots of videos, worksheets and exam type questions
 Just Maths  ask your teacher for your login
 Keshmaths  exam type questions