Maths

At Bradford Academy  the maths department have adapterd a new pedagogy at the heart of teaching and learning – The new approach is designed  around a unique pedagogy built around 10 key principles which nuture confidence and raise achievement. There is a strong focus on fluency and mastery through problem solving, real life functional questions and discussion points clearly signposted throughout the scheme and in each lesson.  At the end of each topic there is a Check up, Strenghten and Extend section followed by an end of unit test and a progress test which can be used for diagnostic analysis.  Each year has 3 levels of entry 1,2,3. Pi Theta and Delta. Entry 1 being  Year 7 .The easier less academically challenging strand is Pi followed by Theta for more able learners and Delta for the most able learners.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Units 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Delta 1 – Number, Sequences, Statistics, Fractions Decimals and Percentage.

Theta 3 – Indices and Standard Form, Expressions and Formulae, Dealing with Data, Multiplicative Reasoning.. Pi 3 – Number Calculations, Sequences, Statistics, Fractions, Decimals and Percentage.

Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths.
Assessments Each class will complete 2 in class assessments and a progress test at the end of each unit.
Suggest reading & support materials Delta 3, Theta 3 and Pi 3. Textbooks. ActiveTeach online.

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Units 5,6 & 7.

Delta 1 – Geometry in 2D and 3D, Algebraic Graphs, Multiplicative Reasoning.

Theta 3 – Constructions, Equations Inequalities and Proportionality, Circles Pythagoras and Prisms.

Pi 3 – Geometry in 2D and 3D, Multiplicative Reasoning, Algebraic and Real Life Graphs.

Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths.
Assessments Each class will complete 2 in class assessments and a progress assessment at the end of each unit. There will also be an end of term progress assessment on the completed units.
Suggest reading & support materials Delta 3, Theta 3 and Pi 3 Textbooks. ActiveTeach online.

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Units 8, 9 & 10.

Delta 1 – Algebraic and Geometric Formulae, Probability, Polygons and Transformations.

Theta 3 – Sequences and Graphs, Probability, Comparing Shapes.

Pi 3 – Algebraic & Geometric Formulae, Polygons and Transformations, Probability.

Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths.
Assessments Each class will complete 2 in class assessments and a progress assessment at the end of each unit. There will also be an end of term progress assessment on the completed units.
Suggest reading & support materials Delta 3, Theta 3 and Pi 3 Textbooks. ActiveTeach online.