Order of topics
Autumn Term 1
Powers and Roots Index laws for multiplication and division of positive and negative integer powers including zero Evaluate numerical expressions involving integer and negative powers Straight line graphs  The gradient of a straight line  Information in linear and nonlinear graphs  The midpoint of a segment  The gradient of a straight line  The equation of a straight line, y = mx + c  The equation of a line parallel to or perpendicular to a given line  Straight line through two points Percentages  Percentages as a multiplicative scale factor  Solve simple percentage problems  Reverse percentages  Compound interest and depreciation  Repeated percentage change DT and VT graphs  The relationship between average speed, distance and time  Speed, density and pressure 
Autumn Term 2
Expanding brackets  Expand the product of two or more linear expressions Quadratics – factorising and solving  Factorise quadratic expressions  Solve quadratic equations by factorisation  Form and solve quadratic equations Quadratic Graphs  Plot and recognise graphs of (linear and) quadratic functions  Find the intersection points of a linear and quadratic graph  Sketching quadratics Material up to this point will be covered in the end of term test. Standard Form  Calculate numbers in the form a × 10n where n is an integer and 1 ≤ a < 10  Solve problems involving standard form End of term test Expressions, Equations and Formulae  Solve linear equations  Change the subject of a formula  Manipulate formulae or equations to change the subject Note: Expressions are Simplified, Equations are solved, Quadratic Expressions are Factorised, Quadratic Equations are Solved. Occasionally, Formulae may be rearranged, or an Equation may be rearranged to make a letter the subject 
Spring Term 1
Other graphs and solving equations graphically  Recognise, plot and draw graphs  Find the intersection points of two graphs  Recognise, plot and draw reciprocal graphs, writing down the equations of asymptote  Know and use the functions ka^x and its graph, where a is positive Congruence and Similarity, Area and Volume Scale Factors  Similar figures have corresponding lengths in the same ratio but corresponding angles remain unchanged  Congruence  Similar triangles and parallel lines  Use and interpret maps and scale drawings  Areas of similar figures  Volumes of similar figures 
Spring Term 2
Gradients of Graphs  Find the gradients of nonlinear graphs Grouped data and Cumulative Frequency  Mean, median, mode and range for a discrete data set  Estimate for the mean for grouped data  Modal class for grouped data  Cumulative frequency diagrams, including estimating the median  Box plots  Measure of spread  Interquartile range  Estimate the interquartile range from a cumulative frequency diagram Sequences and Arithmetic Sequences  Termtoterm and positiontoterm definitions of the sequence  Find subsequent terms of an integer sequence and the role for generating it  Describe the nth term of an arithmetic sequence  Common difference and first term in an arithmetic sequence  Sum of the first n terms of an arithmetic series 2D Trigonometry Problems  Pythagoras’ Theorem  Apply trigonometrical methods to solve problems in two dimensions 
Summer Term 1
Transformations of Shapes  Rotations  Reflections  Translations, including the use of vectors  Enlargements Histograms  Construct and interpret histograms Revision Exam Week 
Summer Term 2
Return of exams Fractional Indices  Use index notation involving fractional, negative and zero powers 
Historical Year 9 Work
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