Topic 4 Year 7 Mathematics
Mathematics  
Topic  Order of operations  
No of lessons  4  
When is it happening  Term 1 Year 7  
What will students learn 
Understand the equal priority of addition with subtraction and multiplication with division in written calculations Understand that operations of equal priority can be evaluated in any order Understand that written calculations follow rules of ‘syntax’ determining the order of operations Understand the higher priority of multiplication with division over addition with subtraction in written calculations Interpret the order of operations from written calculations, function machines and worded descriptions Form written calculations, function machines and worded descriptions correctly embedding the order of operations Form and identify equivalent calculations based on distributivity, commutativity and the order of operations


Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic'  This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic 
Develop understanding of equal and nonequal priority of the four operations Interpret and form written calculations using brackets, Form calculations to work out compound area of rectilinear shapes Understand equivalent calculations including brackets and variables, Express and describe multistep calculations including variables Form expressions for multistep calculations including variables 

This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding 
Form and identify equivalent calculations based on distributivity, commutativity and the order of operations 

Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic'  This is the skills that students will meet for the first time in this topic 
Understand equal and unequal order of priority between addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Experience connecting ordered calculations to a variety of contexts and Representations 

This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop 
Be able interpret and write calculations involving the four operations and Brackets 

Key vocabulary that students should know and understand 
Syntax, Operation 

The Big Question  Do you know the order of arithmetic operations ?  
Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic' 
Am I able to represent any given sum into a function machine?  
Am I able to use the order of operations effectively? BIDMAS  
Am I able to write down the calculations to work out the area of a compound shape?  
Am I able to use a function machine effectively to work out the start number?  
Do I understand how to combine arrays as representing calculations? 