Mathematics
subject overview
Mathematics can be applied in practical tasks, real life problems and within mathematics itself. The aim of the course is to develop mathematical vocabulary, improve mental calculation and use a range of methods of computation and apply these to a variety of problems.
The course of study should help you whether working individually or collaboratively to reason logically, plan strategies and improve your confidence in solving complex problems.
During Maths lessons you will learn how to:
 Use and apply maths in practical tasks, real life problems and within mathematics itself.
 Develop and use a range of methods of computation and apply these to a variety of problems.
 Develop mathematical vocabulary and improve mental calculation.
 Consider how algebra can be used to model real life situations and solve problems.
 Explore shape and space through drawing and practical work using a range of materials and a variety of different representations.
 Use statistical methods to formulate questions about data, represent data and draw conclusions.
Engage in practical and experimental activities in order to appreciate principles of probability. There is no coursework
unit overview  autumn term
Autumn 1: Reasoning in Angles (3 weeks) and Probability (3 weeks) 

Skills 
Derive and utilise circle theorems for increased complexity anglechasing accompanied with chainsofreasoning is a useful introduction to proof: deductive reasoning about properties Use experimentation, observation, frequency tables, relative frequency as well as theoretical probability to make predictions about expectations of future events.

Knowledge 

Rationale 
Geometry is one of the longest established branches of mathematics and remains one of the most important. Its development can be traced back through a wide range of cultures and civilisations with its origins in the surveying of land and in the design of religious and cultural artefacts. If anything, geometry is becoming more important across many fields. This is not only because of the wideranging applications of geometry in everything from robotics to CGI (computer generated imagery) movies, from crystallography to architecture, from neuroscience to the very nature of our universe, but also because new geometrical ideas are being generated within such diverse fields as these. The challenge of making sense of situations that are unpredictable pervades everyday living. Situations that lack information create conditions for uncertainty. Probability is one approach to reason about such uncertain situations. Uncertainty in some games and sports contests can be compelling and fun. A player who can reason about uncertainty will be able to adopt strategic approaches, which will improve the player’s success rate in the long term. Uncertainty is also apparent in everyday decision making. 
knowledge Organiser
A knowledge organiser is an important document that lists the important facts that learners should know by the end of a unit of work. It is important that learners can recall these facts easily, so that when they are answering challenging questions in their assessments and GCSE and ALevel exams, they are not wasting precious time in exams focusing on remembering simple facts, but making complex arguments, and calculations.
We encourage all pupils to use them by doing the following:
 Quiz themselves at home, using the read, write, cover, check method.
 Practise spelling key vocabulary
 Further researching people, events and processes most relevant to the unit.