Mathematics Years 7 and 8 (School House)

The transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 is a most important one in Mathematics. It is a time when pupils' understanding moves from the concrete to the abstract and they are beginning to appreciate the value of generalisation. In this way the seeds of algebra are being sown, both as a method for solving problems and for manipulating expressions.

From Year 7 Mathematics is taught in setted groups. These sets are continually reviewed throughout the year. Year 7 follow the Cambridge Essentials Extension & Core courses and Year 8 pupils follow the MEP course.

Opportunities to use Maths in other subjects are highlighted through our teaching and through cross curricular projects. Recent projects have been done in conjunction with ICT, Art and Psychology. Tarsia puzzles and Maths Trails are used to encourage group work and the “MyMaths” website is used to consolidate and complement class topics.

The top few sets are entered for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge and we enter the UKMT Team Challenge, the team selected comprising two Year 9 pupils with two Year 8 pupils, making up the team of four to represent Blundell's.

Jenny OliveDamian Marshman

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