# Higher Maths: New Year update

Higher Maths: New Year update

Higher Maths Update

• So far, as well as going over the primary school maths and making sure we’ve got that fully mastered, we’ve been doing…

Algebra:

• collecting like terms e.g. 2a + 3a – 4b + 3a + 7 + 5b – a = 7a +b + 7
• nth term, e.g. in the sequence 3,7,11, 15,19,23, the nth term = 4n-1
• Multiplication with algebra i.e. expanding brackets
• E.g. 2(3b + 4) = 6b + 8 • solving equations e.g. What is x if 3x + 1 = 2x + 5

Angles

• angles on a straight line sum to 180 degrees (supplementary angles) • angles around a point sum to 360 degrees • F angles (corresponding angles) • Z angles (alternate angles) • using compasses to draw perpendicular bisectors • using compasses to bisect angles • and
• using compasses relating to loci

2d shapes

Areas and circumferences of circles, areas of triangles, trapeziums etc   Still to come…

• Varieties of graphs and charts,
• probability,
• indices and standard form
• enlargements with scale factors
• volumes of 3d shapes
• plan views/ front & side elevations etc
• and lots of playing around with Maths already learned, applying the skills in different contexts
It certainly looks like a happy new year is ahead!

# Higher Maths Update

Higher Maths Update

In recent weeks the children have been learning about…

angles on a straight line sum to180 degrees

angles around a point sum to 360 degrees

F angles (corresponding angles)

Z angles (alternate angles)

using compasses to draw perpendicular bisectors

using compasses to bisect angles and

using compasses relating to loci

# Year 6 Geometry

Year 6 Geometry

This week we have been drawing circles using a compass and labelling the radius, diameter and circumference. Here are some examples of work – I wonder if anyone can remember our definitions for radius, diameter and circumference!!

# Improving hockey skills in PE

Improving hockey skills in PE

Some excellent passing and the video shows a great goal – well done year 6!!      # Year 6 Testing electrical Circuits

Year 6 Testing electrical Circuits    