Curriculum – Mathematics

Curriculum – Mathematics

Mathematics

The Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Mathematics is a hugely important subject which is woven in to every aspect of what we do; it is essential to everyday life, crucial to STEM and necessary for financial literacy and fluency. The Mathematics curriculum at SHSG interweaves all of these aspects into forming a coherent, relevant and stimulating programme of study for all. Our curriculum aims to empower all students to develop and apply mathematical processes and skills for use in academic pursuit as well as for the sheer love and appreciation of the beauty and the power of maths.  We adopt a mastery approach with one set of mathematical concepts and big ideas for all.  At all levels students are provided with opportunities to showcase their mathematical ability both to routine and non-routine problems of increasing difficulty. The emphasis is on empowering students to notice, make connections, explain, conjecture, prove and build on foundation knowledge and skills acquired at each stage of their education.  Challenge is provided through depth rather than acceleration – beliefs in line with the current ‘National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching Mathematics’ drive on ‘Mastery’ as well as the national curriculum’s philosophy that progression should always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding. Depth of understanding and retrieval of knowledge are always prioritised, and students will be engaged with more rich and sophisticated problems that require them to delve into their toolkit of mathematical techniques.

Opportunities to study GCSE Statistics and GCSE/A-Level Further Mathematics within the curriculum as well as participating in mathematical challenges enable pupils to push the boundaries of their abilities to a much greater level allowing them to experience success in maths early on.

Our ambition is that every student within the school can continue to the next phase of mathematical education should they wish and embrace the challenge, problem solving and rigour they encounter with gusto. SHSG students will leave school confident in their ability to apply their knowledge to unseen problems in further study, the workplace or everyday life, will have strong numerical literacy and share our love of Mathematics.

What does it feel like to be a student in the Maths Department?

At Southend High School for Girls we intend to develop not just academic mathematicians, but students who love the beauty and power of mathematics combined with an enjoyment and passion for the subject. When students leave the school, all will be confident in their ability and able to apply their knowledge to unseen problems that they encounter in continued study, the workplace, or everyday life. Mathematics is a hugely important subject woven into every aspect of what we do, it is essential to everyday life, crucial to STEM and necessary for financial fluency and most forms of employment.

At KS3 you will build on the fundamental skills you learnt in the Primary phase, further developing your competence in solving sophisticated problems whilst also being able to use maths commutatively across other subjects and not segregating it into its own remit. You will be encouraged to become perseverant and unwavering mathematicians, learning from your mistakes, mastering, and revisiting content you have been taught and becoming resilient to non-routine problems. Your journey through KS3 will ensure you are fully prepared to begin your adventure into GCSE content, and you will feel confident and empowered with the knowledge that you have. At KS3 you will have the opportunity to enter the UKMT Junior maths challenge, an opportunity to showcase your problem solving and reasoning skills.

At KS4 you will progressively and proactively build on skills taught throughout your experience in education to solve problems of increasing difficulty in a programme of study that consolidates and spirals through the national curriculum. In preparation for your future experiences, you will also study Financial Mathematics and commonly used Statistics having the option to sit this extra examination towards the end of year 10. Progression will always be based on your understanding of the subject, and this will be strengthened through our own philosophy of Mastery that is embedded within the course mapped out for you on your needs as an individual. For those who wish to continue to study mathematics at A-Level, opportunities to study GCSE Further Mathematics will be provided. The dream within the mathematics department is that everyone of you can finish your GCSE journey with three mathematics related qualifications that will enable you to compete for the world class opportunities you deserve. Like KS3, at KS4 you will have the chance to be entered into the UKMT Intermediate and even Senior maths challenge, competing against the best mathematicians in the country. At KS4 you will also work with the KS5 Mathematics Captains to support the younger years become confident with their maths.

KS5 allows you, as Mathematicians, to flourish, as you hone your skills from GCSE and embark on a challenging course which opens many doors to further education and is highly regarded within the workplace. Mathematics should ignite in you a sense of excitement as well as a hunger to purse perfection; methodically and meticulously working your way through problems until you reach your ‘Eureka’ moment arriving at the correct solution. Your maths teachers will support and guide you every step of the way in your quest for academic excellence, helping you to identify and develop your own areas of specialist interest, but you, too, have a role to play by deepening and reinforcing your learning beyond the classroom.

For those students that choose to study Further Mathematics, the course will be tailored to individual requirements and the knowledge that you wish to seek The SHSG Mathematics department is able to teach every optional module within the Further Mathematics specification, so should you wish to study Decision Mathematics to support Computer Science, Further Mechanics to support Engineering, Further Pure to support higher level mathematics or Further Statistics for actuarial and financial careers, you can pick and choose an option that is best suited to you. As Further Mathematicians you will also study the full A-Level Mathematics course in Year 12, allowing you to have a running start to the Further Mathematics material and letting you to focus on the respective A-Level in each year.

As KS5 students you will be entered into the Senior maths challenge; an early opportunity to be certificated in a rigorous assessment that will demonstrate your excellent problem-solving skills. You will also be able to compete within the school’s team at UKMT regional competitions, or the Girl’s Olympiad for an extra challenge. For those that wish to work with the department, opportunities to be a Mathematics Captain will allow you to raise the profile of mathematics and help support those in younger years as they begin their journey.

At Southend High School for Girls we appreciate the language and creativity of Mathematics, as Adler said ”Mathematics is pure language – the language of science. It is unique among languages in its ability to provide precise expression for every thought or concept that can be formulated in its terms. It is also an art – the most intellectual and classical of the arts”. As SHSG students, you will be exposed to a huge variety of language of the highest quality that develops your vocabulary and ability to justify, argue and prove. You will also be encouraged to explore mathematics and develop a curiosity for the subject that stimulates you to continue further in its academic pursuit.

Journey

Maths Curriculum

At Southend High School for Girls, we teach a curriculum that is ambitious and takes students on a learning journey beyond the National Curriculum for Mathematics. The SHSG Mathematics curriculum is what we believe will expose and challenge students to a cultural capital in Mathematics that is the best that has been thought and said in this subject.

The mathematics curriculum is planned and delivered using the intellectual framework of the classical education model, the Trivium:

  • Grammar (Knowledge and skills) knowledge, learning by heart, subject terminology, cultural capital
  • Dialectic (Enquiry and exploration) debate, question, challenge, analyse, evaluate
  • Rhetoric (Communication) proof, speeches, performances, presentations

Year 7 – 9

Pre-requisite or helpful knowledge from Year 6 mathematics ready to study in Year 7 if applicable

  • Students will continue to build and develop the skills learnt during KS2 and begin to apply their knowledge to less routine questions.

The topics below have been chosen as they reflect the ambitions of the National Curriculum, and as a Grammar school, also challenge students beyond the National Curriculum. They have been carefully sequenced in this order to build a student’s learning journey to achieve the aims of our maths intent. Along the way students are assessed and topics will be revisited in assessments to keep each stage of this learning journey alive.

Year 7

Term 1

Topic / skills

  • Unit 1: Number and the Number System
  • Unit 2: Indices and Surds
  • Unit 3: Algebraic Manipulation
  • Unit 4: Area and Perimeter
  • Unit 5: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Unit 6: Solving Equations

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for units 1-6

Term 2

Topic / skills

  • Unit 7: Angles
  • Unit 8: Presenting Data
  • Unit 9: Estimation and Approximation
  • Unit 10: Standard Form

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for units 7-10
  • Applications and Mastery 1 (students will sit a cumulative baseline assessment to identify personal areas of weakness. Students are then given the opportunity to revise and consolidate these topics before completing a mastery test)

Term 3

Topic / skills

  • Unit11: Probability
  • Unit 12: Substitution and Linear Graphs

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for units 11 & 12
  • Applications and Mastery 2 (students will sit a cumulative baseline assessment to identify personal areas of weakness. Students are then given the opportunity to revise and consolidate these topics before completing a mastery test)
  • End of year examinations

Year 8

Term 1

Topic / skills

  • Unit 13: Ratio and Proportion
  • Unit 14: Compound Measures
  • Unit 15: Transformations
  • Unit 16: Percentages

Assessment

  • Applications and Mastery 3 (students will sit a cumulative baseline assessment to identify personal areas of weakness. Students are then given the opportunity to revise and consolidate these topics before completing a mastery test)
  • Separate Topic tests for units 13-16

Term 2

Topic /skills

  • Unit 17: Drawing more Complex Graphs
  • Unit 18: Simultaneous Equations
  • Unit 19: Inequalities
  • Unit 20: More Complex Algebra
  • Unit 22: Volume and Surface Area

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for units 17-20, and 22

Term 3

Topic / skills

  • Unit 21: Sequences
  • Unit 23: Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Assessment

  • Applications and Mastery 4 (students will sit a cumulative baseline assessment to identify personal areas of weakness. Students are then given the opportunity to revise and consolidate these topics before completing a mastery test)
  • Separate Topic tests for units 22 & 23
  • End of year examinations

Year 9
GCSE content

Term 1

Topic / skills

  • Unit 1 Number and Estimation
  • Unit 2 Indices, Standard Form and Surds
  • Unit 3 Foundations of Algebra
  • Unit 4 Collecting and Recording Data
  • Unit 5 Angles
  • Unit 6 Fractions

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for units 1-6
  • Applications and Mastery 1 (students will sit a cumulative baseline assessment to identify personal areas of weakness. Students are then given the opportunity to revise and consolidate these topics before completing a mastery test)

Term 2

Topic /skills

  • Unit 7 Summarising Data 1
  • Unit 8 Linear and Quadratic Equations 1
  • Unit 9 Percentages

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for units 7-9

Term 3

Topic / skills

  • Unit 10 Representing Data 1
  • Unit 11 Straight Line Graphs
  • Revision and Consolidation for all units

Assessment

  • Separate Topic test for units 10-11
  • Applications and Mastery 2 (students will sit a cumulative baseline assessment to identify personal areas of weakness. Students are then given the opportunity to revise and consolidate these topics before completing a mastery test)
  • End of Year examinations

KS3

Achieving outstanding outcomes in Mathematics knowing and remembering even more that what is expected of a grammar school KS3 curriculum.

In KS3 we assess student progress and attainment against the degree to which students have secured the key knowledge, skills and understanding that have been defined as being essential within each subject for a given year.

When reporting student progress this will be determined by the quality of work being produced at that point within each subject given the context of this selective grammar school.  Progress will be reported according to the following standards:

  • Working beyond expected year standard
  • Working at expected year
  • Working towards expected year standard

To go beyond what is expected of a mathematics student in KS3 students should engage with the challenging nature of mathematics. Students should recognise that making mistakes is an opportunity for learning. They will share ideas and strive to improve their oracy skills. They will regularly revisit prior learning so that knowledge can be built upon ensuring that knowledge is embedded in long term memory.  Students should also read widely, engage in extracurricular pursuits, and learn key language and subject specific terminology. Students can also read ahead in the curriculum and are pushed to extend their knowledge through depth and interlinking of topics.

Recommended reading in Maths for Lower School (Years 7 – 9)

Teacher recommendations:

  • Mrs Coker – Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension – Matt Parker
  • Mrs Law – How Not to be Wrong – Jordan Ellenberg
  • Mr Shaikh – Fermat’s Last Theorem – Simon Singh

Useful websites, TED Talks and research for Lower School (Years 7 – 9)

Mathematics-specific language to master in Lower School (Years 7 – 9)

  • Key algebraic terminology: equation, expression, identity, formula, inequality, coefficient, substitution, linear, quadratic, cubic, reciprocal, simultaneous equations, arithmetic sequence, geometric sequence, Fibonacci sequence,
  • Key number terminology: improper fraction, decimal places, significant figures, truncation, recurring decimal, simple interest, compound interest, percentage change, standard form
  • Key geometric terminology: two-dimensional and three-dimensional shape names such as decagon, compound shape, cylinder, prism, radius, diameter, circumference, Pythagoras’ Theorem, SOHCAHTOA, Sine, Cosine, Tangent
  • Types of angles in parallel lines: corresponding, alternate, co-interior as well as vertically opposite angles

At Southend High School for Girls, we teach a curriculum that is ambitious and takes students on a learning journey beyond the National Curriculum for Mathematics. The SHSG Mathematics curriculum is what we believe will expose and challenge students to a cultural capital in Mathematics that is the best that has been thought and said in this subject.

The mathematics curriculum is planned and delivered using the intellectual framework of the classical education model, the Trivium:

  • Grammar (Knowledge and skills) knowledge, learning by heart, subject terminology, cultural capital
  • Dialectic (Enquiry and exploration) debate, question, challenge, analyse, evaluate
  • Rhetoric (Communication) proof, speeches, performances, presentations

Year 10 – 11

Pre-requisite or helpful knowledge from KS3 mathematics ready to study GCSE

  • Students will continue to build and develop the skills learnt during KS3 and  apply their knowledge to GCSE questions.

The topics below have been chosen as they reflect the ambitions of the National Curriculum, and the core content of the GCSE Edexcel 1MA1 specification. As a Grammar school, students are also challenged beyond the GCSE specification. Topics have been carefully sequenced in this order to build a student’s learning journey to achieve the aims of our maths intent. Along the way students are assessed and topics will be revisited in assessments to keep each stage of this learning journey alive.

Year 10

Term 1

Topic / skills

  • Unit 12 Introduction to Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Unit 13 Area, Perimeter and Volume
  • Unit 14 Linear and Quadratic Equations 2
  • Unit 15 Probability
  • Unit 16 Scatter Graphs
  • Unit 21 Graphing

Assessment

  • Baseline Assessment
  • Separate Topic tests for units 12-16 and 21

 

Term 2

Topic / skills

  • Unit 17 Measure
  • Unit 18 Summarising Data 2
  • Unit 19 Rearranging
  • Unit 20 Financial Mathematics
  • Unit 22 Time Series

Assessment

  • Applications and Mastery 3 (students will sit a cumulative baseline assessment to identify personal areas of weakness. Students are then given the opportunity to revise and consolidate these topics before completing a mastery test)
  • Walking Talking Mock
  • PPE Examination (pre public mock examinations)
  • Separate Topic tests for units 17-20 and 22

Term 3

Topic /skills

  • Unit 23 Sequences
  • Unit 24 Representing Data
  • Unit 25 Inequalities
  • Unit 26 Probability Distributions
  • Unit 27 Transformation

Assessment    

  • GCSE Statistics Examination
  • Separate Topic tests for units 23-27

 

Year 11

Term 1

Topic / skills

  • Unit 28 Simultaneous Equations
  • Unit 29 Ratio and Proportion
  • Unit 30 Advanced Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Unit 31 Functions
  • Unit 32 Congruence and Similarity
  • Unit 33 Proof
  • Unit 34 Bounds

Assessment

  • Walking Talking Mock
  • Separate Topic tests for units 28-34

Term 2

Topic / skills

  • Unit 35 Vectors
  • Unit 36 Circle Theorems
  • Unit 37 Advanced Graphing
  • Unit 38 Constructions and Loci

Assessment

  • PPE Examinations (pre public mock examinations)
  • Separate Topic tests for units 35-38

Term 3

Topic / skills

  • Further Maths: Matrices
  • Further Maths: Differentiation
  • Further Maths: Introduction to A-Level Algebra
  • Revision and Consolidation for examinations

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for Further Maths
  • GCSE Mathematics Examination
  • GCSE Further Mathematics Examination

Achieving outstanding outcomes in mathematics knowing and remembering even more that what is expected of a grammar school KS4 curriculum.

In KS4 we assess students against the core content and assessment objectives as outlined by the relevant GCSE examination board specification.  For mathematics this is Edexcel 1MA1.  To go beyond what is expected of a mathematics student at GCSE and achieve outstanding outcomes in mathematics students should engage in extracurricular pursuits, read recommended research, and learn key language and subject specific terminology. Students can also read ahead in the curriculum and are pushed to extend their knowledge through depth and interlinking of topics.

Our aim is that all our students achieve the highest grade possible.

Recommended reading in Maths for ks4 (Years 10 – 11)

  • Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner
  • 50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know by Tony Crilly
  • Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos
  • The Monty Hall Problem: Beyond Closed Doors by Rob Deaves
  • The Language of Mathematics by Keith Devlin
  • The Music of the Primes by Marcus Du Sautoy
  • The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Hannah Fry and Thomas Olaron Evans
  • Recommended Books (maths.org)

Useful websites, TED Talks and research for KS4 (Years 10 – 11)

At Southend High School for Girls, we teach a curriculum that is ambitious and takes students on a learning journey beyond the National Curriculum for Mathematics. The SHSG Mathematics curriculum is what we believe will expose and challenge students to a cultural capital in Mathematics that is the best that has been thought and said in this subject.

The mathematics curriculum is planned and delivered using the intellectual framework of the classical education model, the Trivium:

  • Grammar (Knowledge and skills) knowledge, learning by heart, subject terminology, cultural capital
  • Dialectic (Enquiry and exploration) debate, question, challenge, analyse, evaluate
  • Rhetoric (Communication) proof, speeches, performances, presentations

Year 12 – 13

Pre-requisite or helpful knowledge from Year 11 mathematics ready to study in Year 12 if applicable

  • Students will be provided with an induction pack available on the school’s padlet which will cover all the essential skills required for A-Level maths. Many of the skills focus on a competence and creativity with Algebra as well as other typical grade 8/9 topics from GCSE.

The topics below have been chosen as they reflect the ambitions of the exam board, and as a Grammar school, also challenge students beyond the exam board. They have been carefully sequenced in this order to build a student’s learning journey to achieve the aims of our maths intent. Along the way students are assessed and topics will be revisited in assessments to keep each stage of this learning journey alive.

Year 12 – Mathematics

Term 1

Topic /skills

  • P1: Algebra Basics
  • P2: Binomial Expansion 1
  • P3: Graphs
  • P4: Circles
  • P5: The Basics of Trigonometry
  • A1S: Data Collection and Measures of Location and Spread
  • A2S: Representations of Data
  • A3S: Probability
  • A4S: Statistical Distributions

Assessment

  • Baseline Assessment
  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

 

Term 2

Topic /skills

  • P5: The Basics of Trigonometry
  • P6: Radians and Reciprocal Trigonometric Functions
  • P7: Modelling with Trigonometry
  • P8: Exponentials
  • A4S: Statistical Distributions
  • A5M: Constant Acceleration
  • A6M: Forces and Motion

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

 

Term 3

  • Topic / skills
  • P8: Exponentials
  • P9: Algebraic Methods
  • P10: Basic Differentiation
  • P11: Basic Integration
  • A7M: Variable Acceleration
  • A8S: Hypothesis Testing
  • A9S: Correlation

Assessment

  • PPE Examination (pre public mock examinations)
  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

Year 13 – Mathematics

Term 1

Topic / skills

  • P11: Basic Integration
  • P12: Advanced Differentiation
  • P13: Advanced Integration
  • P14: Functions and Graphs
  • P15: Sequences and Series
  • A10S: The Normal Distribution
  • A11M: Moments
  • A12M: Forces and Friction
  • A13M: Projectiles

Assessment        

  • Baseline Assessment
  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

 

Term 2

Topic / skills

  • P16: Binomial Expansion 2
  • P17: Parametric Equations
  • P18: Vectors
  • P19: Proof
  • P20: Numerical Methods
  • A14M: Applications of Forces
  • A15M: Further Kinematics

Assessment

  • PPE Examination (pre public mock examinations)
  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

Term 3

Topic / skills

  • Pure 1 Revision and Consolidation
  • Pure 2 Revision and Consolidation
  • Applied 1 Revision and Consolidation
  • Applied 2 Revision and Consolidation

Assessment

  • A-Level Examinations

Year 12 – Further Mathematics

Term 1

Topic / skills

  • P1: Algebra Basics
  • P2: Binomial Expansion 1
  • P3: Graphs
  • P4: Circles
  • P5: The Basics of Trigonometry
  • P6: Radians and Reciprocal Trigonometric Functions
  • P8: Exponentials
  • P9: Algebraic Methods
  • P10: Basic Differentiation
  • A1S: Data Collection and Measures of Location and Spread
  • A2S: Representations of Data
  • A3S: Probability
  • A4S: Statistical Distributions
  • A5M: Constant Acceleration
  • A6M: Forces and Motion

Assessment

  • Baseline Assessment
  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

 

Term 2

Topic / skills

  • P6: Radians and Reciprocal Trigonometric Functions
  • P7: Modelling with Trigonometry
  • P10: Basic Differentiation
  • P11: Basic Integration
  • P12: Advanced Differentiation
  • P13: Advanced Integration
  • P15: Sequences and Series
  • P16: Binomial Expansion 2
  • P17: Parametric Equations
  • P19: Proof
  • A7M: Variable Acceleration
  • A8S: Hypothesis Testing
  • A9S: Correlation
  • A10S: The Normal Distribution
  • A11M: Moments
  • A12M: Forces and Friction

Assessment

  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

 

Term 3

Topic / skills

  • P13: Advanced Integration
  • P14: Functions and Graphs
  • P18: Vectors
  • P20: Numerical Methods
  • A13M: Projectiles
  • A14M: Applications of Forces
  • A15M: Further Kinematics
  • CP1/1: Complex Numbers
  • CP1/2: Argand Diagrams
  • CP1/3: Series
  • CP1/4: Roots of Polynomials
  • CP1/9: Vectors

Assessment

  • PPE Examination (pre public mock examinations)
  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

Year 13 – Further Mathematics

Term 1

Topic / skills

  • CP1/4: Roots of Polynomials
  • CP1/5: Volumes of Revolution
  • CP1/6: Matrices
  • CP1/7: Linear Transformations
  • CP1/8: Proof by Induction
  • CP2/1: Complex Numbers
  • CP2/2: Series
  • CP2/3: Methods in Calculus
  • CP2/4 Volumes of revolution
  • CP2/5: Polar Coordinates
  • CP2/6: Hyperbolic Functions
  • CP2/7: Methods in Differential Equations
  • CP2/8: Modelling with Differential Equations
  • FP1/1: Vectors
  • FP1/2: Conic Sections 1
  • FP1/3: Conic Sections 2
  • FP1/4: Inequalities
  • FP1/5: The t Formula
  • FP1/6: The Taylor Series
  • FP1/7: Methods in Calculus
  • FP1/8: Numerical Methods
  • FP1/9: Reducible Differential Equations
  • FM1/1: Momentum and Impulse
  • FM1/2: Work, Energy and Power
  • FM1/3: Elastic Strings and Springs
  • FS1/1: Discrete Random Variables
  • FS1/2: Poisson Distributions
  • FD1/1: Algorithms

Assessment     

  • Baseline Assessment
  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

Term 2

Topic /skills

  • FM1/4: Elastic Collisions in One Dimension
  • FM1/5: Elastic Collisions in Two Dimensions
  • FS1/3: Geometric and Negative Binomial Distributions
  • FS1/4: Hypothesis Testing
  • FS1/5: The Central Limit Theorem
  • FS1/6: Chi-Squared tests
  • FS1/7: Probability Generating Functions
  • FS1/8: Quality of Tests
  • FD1/2: Graphs and Networks
  • FD1/3: Algorithms on Graphs
  • FD1/4: Route Inspection
  • FD1/5: The Travelling Salesman Problem
  • FD1/6: Linear Programming
  • FD1/7: The Simplex Algorithm
  • FD1/8: Critical Path Analysis

Assessment

  • PPE Examination (pre public mock examinations)
  • Separate Topic tests for the units above

Term 3

Topic / skills

  • Pure 1 Revision and Consolidation
  • Pure 2 Revision and Consolidation
  • Applied 1 Revision and Consolidation
  • Applied 2 Revision and Consolidation
  • CP1 Revision and Consolidation
  • CP2 Revision and Consolidation
  • FP1/FM1 Revision and Consolidation
  • D1 Revision and Consolidation

Assessment

  • A-Level Examinations

Achieving outstanding outcomes in mathematics knowing and remembering even more that what is expected of a grammar school KS5 curriculum.

In KS5 we assess students against the core content and assessment objectives as outlined by the relevant A Level examination board specification.  For mathematics this is Edexcel 9MA0. To go beyond what is expected of a mathematics student at A LEVEL and achieve outstanding outcomes in mathematics students should engage in extracurricular pursuits, read recommended research, and learn key language and subject specific terminology.

Recommended reading in Mathematics for Upper School (Years 12 – 13)

 

  • Teacher recommendations:
    • Mrs Pilkington – The Tiger That Isn’t: Seeing Through a World of Numbers – Andrew Dilnot
    • Mrs Coker – Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension – Matt Parker
    • Mrs Law – How Not to be Wrong – Jordan Ellenberg
    • Mr Shaikh – Fermat’s Last Theorem – Simon Singh
    • Miss Graham – Humble Pi – Matt Parker

Useful websites, TED Talks and research for Upper School (Years 12 – 13)

Mathematics specific language to master in Upper School (Years 12 – 13)

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