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Nucleus STEM Mathematics Curriculum

Within the STEM mathematics curriculum students within the Nucleus STEM stream will be studying Mathematics at an accelerated rate with the aim of completing the Key Stage 3 content within 2 years. 

In addition to the 250 minutes of curriculum time per week students will also be required to attend a once weekly session making use of the online platform Hegarty Maths during their co-curricular programme.

Students will study the below mathematics during year 7 and year 8 of the Nucleus STEM programme.

Year 7 STEM Mathematics

Term 

Topic Summary

1

Number

Basic operations
Rounding and estimation
Factorisation

Shape and Space

Perimeter
Angles in regular shapes

2

Shape and Space

Angles
Polygons
Symmetry
Co-ordinate geometry

3

Fractions and Percentages

Fraction operations
Percentages
Combining fractions, decimals and percentages

 

4

Introduction to equations

Basic of algebra
Expansion and factorisation
Linear equations

 

5

Angles

Angles within shapes
Identifying angles

  6

Statistics

Interpreting data
Averages
Tables and Venn diagrams

Year 8 STEM Mathematics

Term 

Topic Summary

1

Number and Algebra

Indices
Manipulation of quadratic equations

2

Graphical methods

Co-ordinates and algebraic relationships

3

Shape and Space

Composite shapes
Volume
Pythagoras and Trigonometry

4

Algebra in shape and space

Forming equations from shapes
Proving similar shapes

5

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Ratios
Comparing percentages and fractions

  6

Proportionality

Compound measures
Direct and inverse proportio

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