The three levels of mathematics teaching are very different to suit the different capacities at that level. Basic maths if largely fun, games and quiz based.
Intermediate maths provides a foundation to many of the topics that will be explored further in the IGCSE course.
The IGCSE Maths course can be taken at two levels, Standard or Higher.
First Class (Basic)
Arithmetic, including Tables. Applied geometry. Money.
Intense emphasis on showing working in the answer.
Addition. Subtraction. Positive and Negative numbers. Multiplication. Tables. Division.
Simple fractions (addition and subtraction). Decimals. Rounding. Percentages. Conversion between fraction, decimal, percentage. Money units. Prices and Budgets. Practical Measurements. Imperial and Metric units. Parts of the circle. Areas of rectangles, triangles, circles. Perimeters. Showing working.
Students need to acquire a scientific calculator which can be purchased online.
Numbers – traditional arithmetic, appropriate use of scientific calculators, understanding number relationships, fractions, decimals, percentages, values, ratios, money and currency.
Space, shape and measure – angles & geometry introduction, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, area, time, distance, units of measure.
Handling data – graphs & charts, averages, introduction to probability.
Algebra – an introduction to basic algebra skills.
Many students dislike Maths so we have ensured our Maths teacher is endlessly patient and kind. Where she finds a student who likes the subject that is very welcome indeed and every encouragement will be given to reach top capacity.
Students must acquire a scientific calculator, which can be purchased online. A ruler and protractor must also be used, which can be acquired online or in a stationery shop.
Use numerical skills in a purely mathematical way and in real-life situations.
Use letters as equivalent to numbers and as variables.
Understand the distinction between expressions, equations and formulae.
Use algebra to set up and solve problems.
Demonstrate manipulative skills.
Construct and use graphs.
Use properties of angles.
Understand a range of transformations.
Work within the metric system.
Understand ideas of space and shape.
Use ruler, compasses and protractor appropriately.
Understand basic ideas of statistical averages.
Use a range of statistical techniques.
Use basic ideas of probability.