### MATHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 fractionspercentages, decimals and ratios. Here’s a link if you would like to learn more ahead of your lessons or practice any of these topics: https://nrich.maths.org/public/topic.php?group_id=2

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: https://nrich.maths.org/public/topic.php?group_id=44&code=189

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: https://nrich.maths.org/public/topic.php?group_id=15&code=150

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: https://nrich.maths.org/9074

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 topicsIn geometry, you will be exploring area, volume and trigonometry.

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: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zwtb97h/revision/1

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 linkhttps://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Graph/Desmos.asp

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:

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!

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:

CHALLENGE: Find the single percentage decrease that is equivalent to successive discounts of 15% and 5%. (Clue – it’s not 20%!)

Year 11

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. 