Maths Study Support

In maths lessons at Whickham, you follow a five year learning journey where each year you will build upon the learning of previous years, developing your depth of understanding to master each topic through fluency, problem solving and reasoning, equipping you with everything you need to be successful at GCSE and beyond. This journey can be seen below. 

As part of this journey, you will develop into an independent learner by developing your ability to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and knowing how and where to seek support when you need it. This page has been designed with you in mind!

How can you help yourself?

  • By scrolling down to your year group on this page, you will be able to access knowledge organisers for each block of your learning in school. You can use these to help you revise for assessments and to support you with your home learning tasks too. 
  • The overview for each year is also included to help you identify which knowledge organisers would be most helpful to you at that time. Your teacher should also be able to direct you to the most useful resources.
  • On Hegarty maths, you can watch videos for any topic you feel you need help with, and if you are still stuck with a task at home, you can also complete the building blocks which are linked to each task.
  • Corbettmaths.com has videos on each topic, as well as practice questions and exam style questions, all with worked solutions. This is a great website to use for revision!

Need support from your teacher?

  • If you require further support from your teacher, you can find them on the maths floor at most times of the day. 
  • You also have access to B12 every lunchtime where there will be a maths teacher to help you with your homework or any other questions you may have come across in your own revision.

Year 11

  • You will find the chunked revision schedules for the foundation or higher course when you follow your link. Your teachers will provide you with paper copies of these to help you split up your revision across the whole year to try to avoid a cramming session close to your exams! 
  • You also have access to dedicated maths revision sessions after school. Keep your eye out for further details to follow! Please make the most of these sessions and let your teachers know in advance if you have any topics which you would like to work on.

 

Maths Learning Journey

 

Mathematicians at Whickham

Year 7 Prior Knowledge 

 

Year 7

 

Year 7 Knowledge Organisers

 

Year 8

 

Year 8 Knowledge Organisers

 

Year 9

Year 9 Knowledge Organisers

Year 10

 

Year 10 Knowledge Organisers (Foundation & Higher)

 

Year 11

 

Y11 Foundation Knowledge Organisers

Y11 Higher Knowledge Organisers

Hegarty Homework

Parents Corner

You do not need to be a maths expert to help your child with their maths homework and revision! Here you will find some useful information on how to help your child, without having to be a confident mathematician. A key tip for parents is to stay positive about maths, even if it is a subject that terrifies you. Your child will pick up on negative thoughts around maths and this will only help to increase maths anxiety.

 

Watch your emails and for announcements on Class Charts throughout the year for key information about assessments, including dates and revision lists.

 

Your child has full access to all of the content above which can help to refresh their memory when completing maths homework or revision for assessments. Please encourage them to use it to support them when they are stuck. Their class teachers are also available outside of lesson time to help with homework, and we encourage them to come to speak to us if they need to.

 

Hegarty maths is used throughout Years 7-11 as homework and as a key revision tool – the video below will give you some useful hints and tips about how you can help your child utilise this platform effectively.

 

Parents of Year 11 children may find the information below helpful to support your child with their upcoming maths assessments and summer GCSE exams, both in terms of preparation and surviving the exam periods.

 

Please remember that you can contact your child’s maths teacher should you have any questions or concerns; we are happy to help.