Unit 1 Pattern Sniffing

  • Generate a sequence from a term-to-term rule; Triangular, square and cube numbers, simple arithmetic progressions.
  • Prime numbers, factors (divisors), multiples, common factors, common multiples, highest common factor and lowest common multiple;
  • Positive integer powers and associated roots; recognise powers of 2, 3, 4, 5

Unit 2 Investigating Number Systems

  • Place value (with very large or very small numbers, and when calculating with decimals)
  • Round numbers and measures as desired order positive and negative integers, decimals and fractions.

Unit 3 Solving Calculation Problems

  • Four operations, including formal written methods, for integers, decimals , fractions and mixed numbers
  • Order of operations, including brackets;
  • Use of the symbols =, ≠, <, >, ≤, ≥;
  • Estimate answers; Check calculations using approximation and estimation
  • Substitute into formulae and expressions;
  • Use standard mathematical formulae; Concepts and vocabulary of expressions, equations, formulae and terms
  • Use and interpret algebraic notation.

Unit 4 Exploring Shape

  • Identify properties of the faces, surfaces, edges and vertices of 3D shapes.
  • Use conventional geometrical terms and notations and standard labelling conventions for the sides and angles of triangles
  • Angles at a point, angles at a point on a straight line, vertically opposite angles
  • Properties of special types of quadrilaterals, triangles and other plane figures

Unit 5 Generalising Arithmetic

  • Recognise and use relationships between operations, including inverse operations
  • Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions by collecting like terms and multiplying a single term over a bracket

End of Term
Test 1

Unit 6 Reasoning with Measures

  • Calculate perimeters of 2D shapes
  • Calculate area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezia
  • Know the formulae for circumference and area of a circle
  • Calculate volume of cuboids.

Unit 7 Discovering Equivalence

  • Define percentage as ‘number of parts per hundred
  • Interpret percentages and percentage changes as a fraction or a decimal, including multiplicatively
  • Express one quantity as a percentage of another
  • Compare two quantities using percentages
  • Solve problems involving percentage change.
  • Interpret fractions and percentages as operators
  • Order positive and negative integers, decimals and fractions

Unit 8 Investigating Statistics

  • Interpret and construct tables, charts and diagrams, including frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts and pictograms for categorical data, vertical line charts for ungrouped discrete numerical data.
  • Interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of data sets through appropriate measures of central tendency (median, mean, mode and modal class) and spread (range)

Unit 9 Solving Number Problems

  • Solve linear equations in one unknown algebraically

Unit 10 Reasoning with Fractions

  • Express one quantity as a fraction of another
  • Record, describe and analyse the frequency of outcomes of probability experiments using tables and frequency trees
  • Apply ideas of randomness, fairness and equally likely events
  • Relate relative expected frequencies to theoretical probability
  • Construct sample spaces and use these to calculate theoretical probabilities

End of Term
Test 2

Unit 11 Visualising Shape

  • Draw diagrams from written description
  • Measure line segments and angles in geometric figures
  • Identify and apply circle definitions and properties, including: centre, radius, chord, diameter, circumference

Unit 12 Exploring Change

  • Coordinates in 4 quadrants

Unit 13 Proportional Reasoning

  • Use ratio notation, including reduction to simplest form
  • Divide a given quantity into two parts in a given part:part or part:whole ratio

Unit 14 Describing Position

  • Solve geometrical problems on coordinate axes
  • Identify, describe and construct congruent shapes by considering rotation, reflection and translation
  • Describe translations as 2D vectors

Unit 15 Measuring and Estimating

  • Use standard units of mass, length, capacity, area time, money and other measures (including standard compound measures) using decimal quantities where appropriate
  • Convert between related standard units
  • Convert between miles and kilometres and apply this to solve problems

End of Year
Test 3

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