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**Cycle 1**:

Patterns: Generate and describe linear number sequences; multiples, factors, primes; special sequences.

Investigating Number Systems: Place value; negatives; comparing; rounding.

Solving Calculation Problems: Calculating mentally; calculating written; solving problems and checking; using formulae.

**Cycle 2**:

Exploring Shape: Investigating properties of shapes and solids; comparing and classifying shapes; investigating angle.

Generalising Arithmetic: Calculating mentally; calculating written; solving problems and checking; manipulating expressions.

Reasoning with Measures: Exploring time and money; perimeter/area of standard 2D shapes; volume of cuboids.

**Cycle 3**:

Discovering Equivalence: Recognising and comparing fractions; investigating decimals; investigating percentages; exploring equivalency.

Investigating statistics: Interpreting, constructing, and presenting data including mean and pie charts.

Solving Problems with Number: Calculating mentally; calculating written; solving problems and checking; solving equations and inequalities.

**Cycle 4**:

Reasoning with Fractions: Recognising and comparing fractions; calculating with fractions; understanding risk.

Visualising Shape: Identifying and constructing 2D and 3D shapes; nets.

Exploring change: Coordinates and the Cartesian plane.

**Cycle 5**:

Reasoning Proportionality: Investigating percentages and ratio.

Describing position: Transformations: reflections, rotations, and translations.

Measuring and Estimating: Describing, measuring, and estimating with measures.

**Cycle 1**:

Patterns: All Y7 plus rules for sequences.

Investigating Number Systems: All Y7 plus standard form.

Solving Calculation Problems: All Y7 plus priority of operations.

**Cycle 2**:

Exploring shape: All Y7 plus angles in parallel lines.

Generalising Arithmetic: All Y7 plus factorising.

Reasoning with Measures: All Y7 plus circles and prisms.

**Cycle 3**:

Discovering Equivalence: All Y7 plus percentage change.

Investigating Statistics: All Y7 plus scatter diagrams, grouped data.

Solving Problems with Number: All Y7 plus more complex equations, rearranging, graphing solutions.

**Cycle 4**:

Reasoning with Fractions: All Y7 plus theoretical and experimental probability.

Visualising Shape: All Y7 plus bearings, scale drawing, plans, and elevations.

Exploring Change: All Y7 plus graph and interpret linear equations, gradient.

**Cycle 5**:

Reasoning Proportionality: All Y7 plus proportional reasoning.

Describing Position: All Y7 plus enlargements.

Measuring and Estimating: All Y7 plus speed.

**Cycle 1**:

Patterns: All Y7 & 8 plus prime factorisation, roots, and indices.

Investigating Number Systems: All Y7 & 8 plus inequalities.

Solving Calculation Problems: All Y7 & 8 plus standard form.

**Cycle 2**:

Exploring Shape: All Y7 & 8 plus pythagoras.

Generalising Arithmetic: All Y7 & 8 quadratics.

Reasoning with Measures: All Y7 & 8 plus arc lengths and sector areas; similarity and congruence.

**Cycle 3**:

Discovering Equivalence: All Y7 & 8 plus multi-step problems.

Investigating Statistics: All Y7 & 8 plus time series, trends, correlation.

Solving Problems with Number: All Y7 & 8 plus simultaneous equations; inequalities.

**Cycle 4**:

Reasoning with Fractions: All Y7 & 8 plus combined probability.

Visualising Shape: All Y7 & 8 plus standard constructions; loci; triangle congruency.

Exploring Change: All Y7 & 8 plus y = mx + c; graph and interpret quadratic equations.

**Cycle 5**:

Reasoning Proportionality: All Y7 & 8 plus direct and inverse proportion.

Describing Position: All Y7 & 8 plus combination of transformations.

Measuring and Estimating: All Y7 & 8 plus other compound measures.

- Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change: % change, scale factors and similarity, comparing quantities as a ratio, division of a quantity as a ratio, express one quantity as a % of another, % change, ratio sharing. Higher topics also include iteration, growth, and decay.
- Number: Calculating with fractions, error intervals, index laws, fractions and %, LCM and HCF, multiplying fractions, order of operations, standards

decimals, prime numbers, and add and subject integers - Probability: Probability of dependent events, relative frequency, Venn diagrams, frequency trees, and probability of equally likely outcomes.
- Geometry and Measures: Pythagoras, standard constructions, surface area, volume, alternate and corresponding angles, area of a circle, bearings, circumference of a circle, enlargements and fractional SF, volume of prisms, congruent and similar shapes, reflection and rotation, translations and vectors, scatter diagrams, equation of a line. Higher topics also include circle theorem, trig ratios, vectors, cumulative frequency, histograms, surds, recurring decimals, upper and lower bounds, compound measures, standard form, equation of a circle, solving quadratics, and geometric sequences.
- Algebra: Linear equations, writing formulae and expressions, collecting like terms, factorise single bracket, multiplying single brackets, non-standard real life graphs, nth term and a linear sequence, substitution, coordinates in four quadrants, plotting straight line graphs, and position to term rules
- Statistics: Scatter graphs and pie charts.

### Best Way to Revise Maths

Practice questions and check them, use exercise books to find out how to answer questions, learn the formula sheet:

- Area of a circle.
- Circumference of a circle.
- Pythagoras’ theorem.
- Three trig ratios.
- Area of triangle = half base x height.
- Trapezium ½(a+b)h.
- Sin and cosine rule c2 = a2 + b2 – 2ab cos C.
- Parts of a circle: Circumference, radius, diameter, chord, tangent, sector, and segment.

Learn the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes; the first 15 prime numbers, first 15 square numbers, and first 5 cubed numbers; and the Fibonacci Sequence.