3. Range and content
This section outlines the breadth of the subject on which teachers should draw when teaching the key concepts and key processes.
The study of mathematics should enable pupils to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding to relevant real-world situations.
The study of mathematics should include:
3.1 Number and algebra
rules of arithmetic applied to calculations and manipulations with rational numbers
applications of ratio and proportion
accuracy and rounding
algebra as generalised arithmetic
linear equations, formulae, expressions and identities
analytical, graphical and numerical methods for solving equations
polynomial graphs, sequences and functions
- rational numbers, their properties and their different representations
3.2 Geometry and measures
constructions, loci and bearings
similarity, including the use of scale
points, lines and shapes in 2D coordinate systems
units, compound measures and conversions
perimeters, areas, surface areas and volumes
- properties of 2D and 3D shapes
presentation and analysis of grouped and ungrouped data, including time series and lines of best fit
measures of central tendency and spread
experimental and theoretical probabilities, including those based on equally likely outcomes.