SCHEME OF WORK – IGCSE MATHEMATICS (0580) YEAR 9 2010
Suggestedno. of weeksTopics /Sub – topicsAssessment ObjectivesSuggested Activities / ApproachesSupplementaryResources
10 Weeks
1. NUMBERS
1.1. Number Facts1.2. Square, squareroots and cubes1.3 Equivalence andConversion1.4 Ordering1.5 The Four Rules1.6 Approximationand Estimation1.7 Limits of Accuracy1.8 Standard Form1.9 Ratio, Proportionand Rate1.9.1 Ratio1.9.2 Direct andInverse Proportion1.9.3 Rate1.9.4 Money1.9.5 Scales1.9.6 Speed, Distanceand Time
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Identify and use naturalnumbers, integers (positive,negative and zero), primenumbers, square numbers,common factors and commonmultiples.
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Identify and use rational andirrational numbers, real numbers.
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Calculate squares, squareroots and cubes and cube roots of numbers.
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Use directed numbers inpractical situations.
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Use the language andnotation of simple vulgar anddecimal fractions and percentagesin appropriate contexts; recogniseequivalence and convert betweenthese forms.
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Order quantities bymagnitude and demonstratefamiliarity with the symbols =, ≠, >,<, ≥, ≤ .
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Use the standard form A x10n where n is a positive or negative integer, and 1≤ A < 10.
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Use the four rules for calculations with whole numbers,decimal fractions and vulgar (andmixed) fractions, including correctordering of operations and use of brackets.
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Make estimates of numbers,quantities and lengths, giveapproximations to specifiednumbers of significant figures anddecimal places and round off answers to reasonable accuracy inthe context of a given problem.
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Give appropriate upper andRevise positive and negative numbers using a number line.Define the terms factor and multiple and use simple examples to findcommon factors and common multiples of two or more numbers. Findhighest common factors and lowest common multiples.
Class activity
: Identify a number from a description of its properties, for example, which number less than 50 has 3 and 5 as factors and is amultiple of 9? Students make up their own descriptions and test oneanother.Define the term prime number (1 is not prime). Write any integer as aproduct of primes.
Class activity
: Investigate Goldbach’s conjecture.Define the terms real, rational and irrational numbers. Show that anyrecurring decimal can be written as a fraction. Show that any root whichcannot be simplified to an integer or a fraction is an irrational number.Use simple examples to illustrate squares, square roots and cubes andcube roots of numbers.Class activity: 121 is a palindromic square number (when the digits arereversed it is the same number). Write down all the palindromic squarenumbers less than 1000.Use a number line to aid addition and subtraction of positive andnegative numbers. Illustrate by using practical examples, e.g.temperature change and flood levels.Revise long multiplication, short and long division, and the order of operations (including the use of brackets). Use examples which illustratethe rules for multiplying and dividing by negative numbers.
Class activity:
Use four 4’s and the four rules for calculations to obtainall the whole numbers from 1 to 20.Use a number line to describe simple inequalities and ranges of valuese.g. x ≥ 3, -2 ≤ x < 5, etc.
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Given a list of quantities (e.g. a list of fractions anddecimals), order them by magnitude making use of inequality signs.Use a range of examples to show how to write numbers in standard formand vice-versa.
Class activity:
Use the four rules of calculation with numbers instandard form.
IGCSE Mathematics(2
nd
edition) by RicPimentel and TerryWallPg 1 – 23Pg 24 – 40Pg 41 – 50Pg 51 – 68Pg 69 – 79IGCSE Mathematicsby Karen MorrisonPg 1 – 47
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