Year 7 Maths: what your child learns

The curriculum for Maths in Year 7

The Year 7 math curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England, which is widely used as a reference.

  1. Number and Place Value:
    • Understanding and using positive and negative integers.
    • Comparing, ordering, and rounding numbers to the nearest whole number, tenth, or hundredth.
    • Understanding and using place value up to millions.
    • Recognizing and using factors and multiples.
  2. Calculations:
    • Performing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
    • Using mental strategies and written methods (such as long multiplication and division) for calculations.
    • Applying the order of operations (BIDMAS/BODMAS) to solve numerical expressions.
    • Solving problems involving calculations, including multi-step problems.
  3. Ratio and Proportion:
    • Understanding and using ratios to compare quantities.
    • Simplifying ratios and using ratio notation.
    • Solving problems involving direct proportion and inverse proportion.
    • Applying the concept of proportion to solve real-life problems.
  4. Algebra:
    • Simplifying algebraic expressions by collecting like terms.
    • Solving linear equations with one variable.
    • Substituting values into algebraic expressions and formulas.
    • Representing and analyzing mathematical relationships using symbols and expressions.
    • Solving problems involving algebraic expressions and equations.
  5. Geometry and Measures:
    • Recognizing and classifying 2D shapes, including triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons.
    • Understanding and using angles, including angle properties (such as angles on a straight line and angles around a point) and angle construction (such as bisecting angles).
    • Describing and comparing properties of 3D shapes, such as pyramids, prisms, and cylinders.
    • Calculating the perimeter and area of 2D shapes and the volume of 3D shapes.
    • Measuring and converting units of length, mass, capacity, and time.
  6. Statistics and Probability:
    • Collecting, organizing, and interpreting data using tables, bar graphs, line graphs, and pie charts.
    • Calculating the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data.
    • Understanding probability concepts, such as likelihood and possible outcomes.
    • Solving probability problems, including calculating probabilities of single events and combined events.
  7. Problem Solving:
    • Applying mathematical skills and knowledge to solve a variety of real-life problems.
    • Using logical reasoning and problem-solving strategies, such as working systematically and breaking problems down into smaller steps.
    • Communicating mathematical ideas and solutions clearly and effectively.

Overall, Year 7 builds upon the problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge developed in Year 6. Students continue to deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts, apply them to real-life situations, and communicate their reasoning effectively. The introduction of mathematical tools and technologies further supports their learning and problem-solving abilities.

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