Maths | Year 7 | Learning | Secondary | Swindon Academy

Year 7 Maths



What are we learning 



Basic Numeracy 

Numerical Skills 

Order of Operations 

Basic Rules of Algebra 

Factors and Multiples 

Expand and Factorise 

  • Understand and use place value for decimals. Calculations with negative numbers. Estimate calculations by rounding. 
  • Solve calculations requiring understanding of B-I-DM-AS (know that the inverse of squaring is ‘square rooting’). 
  • Use the concepts and vocabulary of prime numbers, factors (or divisors), multiples, common factors, common multiples, highest common factor, lowest common multiple. 
  • Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions to maintain equivalence by multiplying a single term over a bracket or by taking out common factors. 


Addition and Subtraction 


Multiplication and Division 

Area of Rectangles, Parallelograms and Triangles 

  • Use Addition and Subtraction, including formal written methods, applied to integers, decimals. 
  • Calculate and solve problems involving perimeters of rectangles and compound shapes (not circles). 
  • Use Multiplication and Division, including formal written methods, applied to integers & decimals. 
  • Derive and apply formulae to calculate and solve problems involving area of triangles, rectangles and parallelograms. 


Fraction Manipulation 

Adding and Subtracting Fractions 

Comparing and Ordering Fractions 

Fractions of Amounts 

  • Express one quantity as a fraction of another, where the fraction is less than 1 and greater than 1. 
  • Use addition and subtraction, including formal written methods, applied to proper and improper fractions, and mixed numbers. 
  • Compare and order fractions by creating common denominators. 





  • Substitute into simple formulae (including negative numbers). 
  • Apply the properties of angles at a point, angles at a point on a straight line, angles in polygons. 
  • Derive, describe and illustrate properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and other plane figures [for example, equal lengths and angles] using appropriate language and technologies 


Symmetry and Reflection 


  • Describe, sketch and draw regular polygons, and other polygons that are reflectively and rotationally symmetric. 
  • Read and plot coordinates in all 4 four quadrants 



Two-way Tables and Venn Diagrams 

  • Describe, interpret and compare observed distributions of a single variable through the use of the mean. 
  • Enumerate sets and unions/intersections of sets systematically, using tables, grids and Venn diagrams 


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