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S2 Mathematics (Level 2 with Benchmarks) Course Plan

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    Whole Numbers and Integers

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Rounding numbers to the nearest 1000, 10 000, 100 000*

    Adding and subtracting whole numbers, and multiplying and dividing whole numbers by a single digit to solve problems*

    Multiplying whole numbers by two digit numbers to solve problems*

    Dealing with remainders

    Multiplying and dividing whole numbers by multiples of 10, 100, 1000*

    Applying the correct order of operations (no brackets)*

    Working with and ordering numbers below zero*

    Identifying multiples, factors and prime numbers

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    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Explaining place value for tenths, hundredths and thousandths*

    Ordering decimals with up to three decimal places*

    Rounding decimal fractions to the nearest whole number and to one or two decimal places*

    Adding and subtracting decimals to two decimal places

    Multiplying and dividing decimals up to two decimal places by a single digit*

    Multiplying and dividing decimals by multiples of 10, 100, 1000

    Reading scales to two decimal places

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    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Identifying simple fractions

    Creating equivalent fractions and using them to put simple fractions in order*

    Simplifying fractions to their simplest form*

    Finding a simple fraction of a number*

    Linking simple fractions and their equivalent decimal fractions*

    Converting fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa

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    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Linking percentages and their equivalent fractions and decimal fractions*

    Finding a simple percentage of a number (10%, 25%, 50%, 75% etc) without a calculator and any percentage with a calculator to solve problems*

    Increasing and decreasing a number by a percentage to solve problems

    Calculating one number as a percentage of another

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    Block 1 - Time, Distance, Speed

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Calculating time durations in 12 and 24 hour clock*

    Using timetables and calendars to solve problems*

    Using timings to plan events

    Calculating average speed, distance and time of a journey

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    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Identifying lines of symmetry on 2D shapes*

    Completing symmetrical shapes using vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines of symmetry*

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    Impact of Maths

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Historical Mathematician Project or Mini Talk on a Mathematical subject* (if not completed in S1)

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    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Knowing and using the terms right angle, straight angle, acute angle, obtuse angle, reflex angle*

    Using a protractor to measure and draw angles within ± 2o *

    Using and understanding the correct notation to name and identify angles

    Using and calculating complementary angles (add to 90o) and supplementary angles (add to 180o)*

    Identifying and using vertically opposite angles

    Using the sum of angles in a triangle (180o)

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    Block 2 - Information Handling

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Interpreting and creating simple pie charts*

    Creating and using frequency tables, including those with grouped data

    Interpreting scattergraphs

    Drawing conclusions about the reliability of data and identifying misleading graphs*

    Using terms such as fifty-fifty, one in three chance etc to describe likelihood*

    Carrying out simple probability experiments and predicting the result*

    Calculating the probability of an event

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    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Simplifying expressions

    Evaluating expressions by substituting values

    Solving one step linear equations*

    Solving two step linear equations

    Forming equations to solve problems

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    Coordinates and Geometry

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Understanding the terms origin, x axis,  y axis, x and y coordinates

    Plotting points in all four quadrants

    Using coordinates to complete designs and solve problems

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    Block 3 - Measurement & Shape

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Measuring and estimating length using mm, cm and m*

    Estimating and using km in context*

    Estimating and using mass in g, kg and tonnes and capacity in ml and l*

    Solving problems involving the perimeter of squares and rectangles*

    Investigating the properties of squares and rectangles

    Investigating the properties of triangles (equilateral, isosceles, scalene)

    Identifying triangles which are right angled, acute angled, obtuse angled

    Finding the area of squares, rectangles and triangles in mm2, cm2 and m2.*

    Finding the area of compound shapes

    Using the properties of the rhombus, kite, parallelogram and trapezium

    Finding the volume of cubes and cuboids in cm3 and m3*

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    Scale and Direction

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Using the eight main compass points to follow and record directions*

    Using simple three figure bearings

    Creating and interpreting simple scale plans and maps*

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    Formulae and Sequences

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Investigating square numbers and triangular numbers*

    Investigating Fibonacci sequences and other sequences*

    Describing patterns in words, then symbols and finding a formula to describe the sequence

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    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Use add, subtract, multiply and divide to solve money problems*

    Comparing prices with different retailers to determine affordability*

    Understanding the purpose and use of debit cards, credit cards and store cards and the risks attached*

    Calculating profit and loss*

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    2D & 3D Shape

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Describing 2D shapes and 3D objects using the terms regular, diagonal, radius, diameter, circumference*

    Understanding the terms face diagonal and space diagonal

    Knowing the link between radius and diameter of a circle*

    Identifying cubes, cuboids, pyramids and prisms

    Comparing 3D solids in terms of vertices, edges and faces

    Isometric drawing of 3D Solids

    Investigating the link between 3D solids and their nets*

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    Ratio and Proportion

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Establishing and simplifying ratios

    Sharing quantities in a given ratio

    Solving problems involving direct proportion

    Solving problems involving inverse proportion