### Burton Borough School - Mathematics Curriculum

We teach mathematics to develop understanding, and to support students to become numerate, inquisitive, and resilient members of society.

Mathematics is a common language used across the globe to explain the world, and confident mathematicians have a wonderful ability to solve problems and think deeply about strategies and approaches to problems.

Our maths curriculum is built on the following principles:

• All our students are capable of being successful in mathematics, although their journeys to success may happen at different rates.
• Mathematics is a hierarchical subject; to excel each building block needs to be secure, and regularly revisited.
 Key Stage 3 Content Skills Year 7 –  Planting acorns Statistics - Analysing and displaying data Number - Basic skills, money, negative numbers, factors, multiples, powers, and roots Algebra - Expressions, functions, and formulae Number/ Geometry/ Ratio - Decimals and measures Number/ Ratio - Fractions Probability Ratio and Proportion Geometry - Lines and angles Algebra - sequences and graphs  Geometry - Transformations Underpinning Mathematical concepts developed Communication Resilience Problem solving  Critical thinking Year 8 –  Settling roots Number - Greater depth number skills Geometry - Area and volume Statistics – More graphs and charts Algebra - Expressions and equations Algebra - Real-life graphs Number/ Ratio and Proportion - Decimals and ratio Geometry - Lines and angles Number - Calculating with fractions Algebra/ Ratio - Straight-line graphs Number/ Ratio - Percentages, decimals, and fractions Underpinning concepts further developed Mathematical reasoning developed Communication Resilience Problem solving  Critical thinking Year 9 – Sprouting seeds Number - Indices and standard form Algebra - Expressions and formulae Statistics - Dealing with data Number/ Ratio - Multiplicative reasoning Geometry - Constructions Algebra/ Ratio - Sequences, inequalities, equations, and proportion Geometry/ Number - Circles, Pythagoras, and prisms Algebra - Graphs Probability Geometry -Comparing shapes Links between topics developed and understanding consolidated Increased familiarity with command words  Communication Resilience Problem solving  Critical thinking Key Stage 4 – GCSE Exam Board Edexcel Y10 Foundation – Nurturing saplings Number – recap and depth Algebra – recap and depth Statistics – Further graphs, tables and charts Number/ Ratio - Fractions and percentages Algebra - Equations, inequalities, and sequences Geometry – Further angles Statistics - Averages and range Geometry/ Number - Perimeter, area, and volume Algebra - Graphs Transformations Ratio and proportion Right-angled triangles Probability Multiplicative reasoning Constructions, loci and bearings Students’ understanding further developed at the relevant level and new, more challenging topics introduced and cross-topic links further developed Exam technique developed – decoding questions Using a scientific calculator efficiently Y10 Higher – Nurturing saplings Number Algebra Interpreting and representing data Fractions, ratio, and proportion Angles and trigonometry Graphs Area and volume Transformations and constructions Equations and inequalities Probability Multiplicative reasoning Similarity and congruence More trigonometry Further statistics Equations and graphs Students’ understanding further developed at the relevant level (Foundation or Higher) and new, more challenging topics introduced and cross-topic links further developed Exam technique developed Y11 Foundation – Bearing fruit Quadratic equations and graphs Perimeter, area, and volume Fractions, indices, and standard form Congruence, similarity, and vectors More algebra Revision and exam preparation Students introduced to the most challenging concepts they need to master, and links between topic areas strengthened Exam technique further developed Y11 Higher – Bearing fruit Circle theorems More algebra Vectors and geometric proof Proportion and graphs Revision and exam preparation Students introduced to the most challenging concepts they need to master, and links between topic areas strengthened Exam technique further developed