Maths
“The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated but to make complicated things simple ”.
^{Stan Gudder}
MANIPULATE
Mathematics allows us to understand how the entire universe works. It sheds illumination onto the most difficult of problems, our curriculum is designed to develop the skills needed to solve these problems. Mathematics allows us to progress and develop, and hopefully, to grow in knowledge, wisdom and self. Our curriculum has been designed to develop problem solving skills through manipulation and rearrangement of the problem into a more defined pattern or way of thinking, it allows us to change the structure to broaden the mind and enable understanding.
MASTER
The Malling School’s Mathematical Curriculum is founded on a mastery scheme of work, offering students logical reasoning and explanation, cross topical links, and inclusion of every student. It is the aim that students will work through the curriculum, manipulating information and ideas to become masters of this subject.
MARVEL
It is the Mathematics aim to develop a sense of wonder, to question why the world is the way it is. To broaden the pupils experience and capture their imagination. We will also encourage questioning of understanding, to develop their conjecturing skills to test their own theories, to give the opportunity for experimentation with manipulating of situations, of numbers of letters. To leave the lesson amazed at their own personal discoveries of maths in the world around them.
YEAR GROUPS
Year 7  KS3
Introduction
The maths curriculum is based on a mastery approach which supports each pupil individually to learn at a speed which suits their skills. The order of the curriculum is such that it ensures a true understanding of the basic skills before looking beyond these. It is therefore delivered in a specific order and not within a time frame. The order of which is outlined below. Year 7 concentrates on all aspects of number as this is the KEY skill needed for all of mathematics.
TOPIC 

Place value and number 
WHY? 

Basic concept of place value for all numbers. Time and money Rounding and approximations 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Addition and Subtraction 
WHY? 

This includes decimals 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Multiplication and Division 
WHY? 

This includes decimals 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Indices 
WHY? 

These are also known as powers 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Order of operations 
WHY? 

Also known as BIDMAS / BODMAS 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Negative Numbers 
WHY? 

All calculations with positive and negative numbers 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Number Theory 
WHY? 

This looks at special numbers – prime, multiples , factors 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Fractions 
WHY? 

All operations with fractions and mixed numbers 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Percentages 
WHY? 

Finding percentages, increasing / decreasing by and more complex calculations with compound interest 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Using calculating and estimating 
WHY? 

This covers efficient use of a calculator 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Bounds 
WHY? 

This considers all possible values of a rounded number 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
Year 8  KS3
Introduction
The year 8 curriculum covers all aspects of Algebra. Algebra is the key component in maths to solving the majority of mathematical problems and therefore underpins a large portion of the maths curriculum.
TOPIC 

Manipulating and Simplifying Expressions 
WHY? 

Basic language of algebra 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Linear Equations 
WHY? 

This involves solving all levels of equations 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Formulae 
WHY? 

This looks at substitution and rearranging of formula 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

The Cartesian Grid 
WHY? 

Coordinates 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Advanced Linear Graphs and Equations 
WHY? 

Looking at simultaneous equations Using graphs to solve problems 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Linear Inequalities 
WHY? 

Using the symbols <, >, ≤, ≥ 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Sequences 
WHY? 

Looks at both linear and nonlinear sequences 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Advanced manipulating and simplifying expressions 
WHY? 

Extends on previously learnt knowledge of manipulating and simplifying expressions taught at the beginning of the year. 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Quadratics 
WHY? 

Looking at expressions which contain the highest power of 2. 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
TOPIC 

Quadratics 2 
WHY? 

Applying knowledge from previous topic in complex situations (it is likely here that some pupils will be revisiting previous topics rather than moving to the complex quadratics) 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Hegartymaths 
Year 9  KS3
Introduction
The mastery year 9 SOW is currently being rewritten and will then focus on geometry, the outline below was created to cover aspects in Number and Algebra which had not yet been delivered through our previous SOW.
TOPIC 

Basic number check 
WHY? 

This will include Place Value and Standard Form 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

General Check 
WHY? 

Ensure a firm understanding of all operations with both positive and negative numbers 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Indices 
WHY? 

This unit looks at the laws of indices as well as calculations with indices (powers) 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Order of operation 
WHY? 

This is also known as BODMAS / BIDMAS 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Number Theory 
WHY? 

Looks at all special types of numbers – squares, cubes, factors, multiples and all associated calculations 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Fractions 
WHY? 

All operations with fractions and mixed numbers 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Percentages 
WHY? 

Finding percentages, increasing / decreasing by and more complex calculations with compound interest 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Manipulating Expressions 
WHY? 

This covers simplifying, expanding, substitution and factorising 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Forming Expressions 
WHY? 

This looks at the language used to form expressions in all situations 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Solving equations 
WHY? 

This look at solving all levels of linear equations 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Formulae 
WHY? 

Different types of formula and how to rearrange them 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Sequences 
WHY? 

Generating them and using the nth term 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Graphs 
WHY? 

This stretches from the basics of plotting coordinates to looking at cubic and reciprocal functions 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Quadratics 
WHY? 

Expanding, factorising, solving and using graphs 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet 
TOPIC 

Simultaneous Equations 
WHY? 

Solving both graphically and algebraically 
RESOURCES 

Curriculum Booklet Homework Booklet

Year 10  KS4  Exam board  edexcel
Introduction
This is the current year 10 SOW which moves away from the mastery SOW being delivered in KS3. However, if does focus on Number and Algebra as these are the key elements of a maths curriculum and is delivered with a mastery approach and therefore all classes will move through this at a pace which suits them.
Some of the content is for the higher tier only.
TOPIC 

Place Value 
WHY? 

A recap of place value, moving onto standard form to include calculations 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Indices 
WHY? 

Know and apply the laws of indices 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Number Theory 
WHY? 

Looks at all special types of numbers – squares, cubes, factors, multiples and all associated calculations 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Fractions 
WHY? 

All operations with fractions and mixed numbers 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Percentages 
WHY? 

Finding percentages, increasing / decreasing by percentages moving onto complex calculations with percentages 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Manipulating / Simplifying Expressions 
WHY? 

Simplifying, expanding and factorising is covered in this topic. 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Linear Equations 
WHY? 

Solving all levels of linear equations 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Formulae 
WHY? 

This includes substitution into complex formulae and rearranging 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Linear Graphs 
WHY? 

Looks at the equation of a straight line 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Sequences 
WHY? 

This covers both linear and nonlinear sequences 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Advanced Manipulating / simplifying expressions 
WHY? 

Going beyond expanding 2 brackets 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Quadratics 
WHY? 

Covers solving and all methods of factorising as well as plotting quadratic graphs 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Simultaneous Equations 
WHY? 

Solving algebraically and graphically. Looking at quadratic and linear 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Further graphs 
WHY? 

Cubic and reciprocal and real life graphs 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Iteration 
WHY? 

Use to solve cubic and quadratic equations. Use function notation and look at inverse and composite functions 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
TOPIC 

Algebraic Fractions 
WHY? 

All calculations of fractions but with numerator and denominators as algebraic expressions 
RESOURCES 

Hegartymaths Curriculum Booklet Revision guides available from the maths department 
Year 11  KS4  Exam board  edexcel
There is no SOW for year 11 as this is purely a revision year. We use assessment information to prioritise class teaching and support the pupils with their independent study by providing them with detailed analysis of formative assessments.