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# Higher Unit 2 Stage 2

Fractions and Decimals 2.2.1 NA2d Recognising that recurring decimals are exact fractions, and that some exact fractions are recurring decimals
NA2d Ordering decimals
NA3c Converting a recurring decimal to a fraction
NA2d Recognising that each terminating decimal is a fraction
NA3h Deriving unknown facts from those they already know
Geometry 2 2.2.2 SSM2a Using parallel lines, alternate angles and corresponding angles
SSM2a Understanding the consequent properties of a parallelogram and a proof that the angle sum of a triangle is 180°
SSM2a Understanding a proof that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior angles at the other two
vertices
SSM2h Recalling the definition of a circle and the meaning of related terms, including centre, radius, chord, diameter,
Circles 2.2.3 circumference, tangent, arc, sector and segment
SSM2h Understanding that the tangent at any point on a circle is perpendicular to the radius at that point
SSM2h Understanding and using the fact that tangents from an external point are equal in length
SSM2h Understanding that inscribed regular polygons can be constructed by equal division of a circle
Percentages 2.2.4 NA2e Understanding that ‘percentage’ means ‘number of parts per 100’ and use this to compare proportions
NA2e Interpreting percentage as the operator 'so many hundredths of'
NA4b Checking and estimating answers to problems
NA5b Factorising quadratic expressions including the difference of two squares and cancelling common factors in rational
y=mx+c 2.2.5 expressions
NA6b Using the conventions for coordinates in the plane
NA6b Plotting points in all four quadrants
SSM2a Distinguishing between lines and line segments
NA6b Recognising (when values are given for m and c ) that equations of the form y = mx + c correspond to straight-line
graphs in the coordinate plane
NA6b Plotting graphs of functions in which y is given explicitly in terms of x , or implicitly
Compound Measures 2 2.2.6 SSM4a Understanding and using compound measures including density
NA4a Drawing on the knowledge of operations and inverse operations in order to select and use suitable strategies and
techniques to solve problems and word problems, including those involving measures and conversion between
measures, and compound measures defined within a particular situation
NA3p Entering a range of calculations, including those involving measures
NA3o Using calculators effectively, knowing how to enter complex calculations
NA3p Understanding the calculator display, knowing when to interpret the display, when the display has been rounded by the
calculator, and not to round during the intermediate steps of a calculation
NA4b Selecting and justifying degrees of accuracy for answers to problems
NA3h Deriving unknown facts from those they already know
Volume 2.2.7 SSM4d Finding volumes of cuboids, recalling and understanding the connection to counting cubes and how it extends this
SSM4d Calculating the volumes of right prisms and of shapes made from cubes and cuboids
NA3p Understanding the calculator display, knowing when to interpret the display, when the display has been rounded by the
calculator, and not to round during the intermediate steps of a calculation
NA4b Recognising limitations on the accuracy of data and measurements
Higher Unit 2 Stage 2

## NA4b Selecting and justifying degrees of accuracy for answers to problems

Higher Unit 2 Stage 2

Powers and Standard Form 2.2.8 NA2b Using index notation and index laws for multiplication and division of integer powers
NA3g Recalling integer squares from 2 ´ 2 to 15 ´ 15 and the corresponding square roots, the cubes of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10

NA3g Recalling the fact that n 0 = 1 and n –1 = 1/n for positive integers n , the corresponding rule for negative integers, n 1/2 =
square root n and n 1/3 = cube root n for any positive number n
NA3h Converting between ordinary and standard index form representations, converting to standard index form to make
sensible estimates for calculations involving multiplication and/or division
NA2b Using standard index form. Expressed in conventional notation and on a calculator display
NA3m Calculating with standard index form
NA3o Using calculators effectively, knowing how to enter complex calculations
NA3o Using an extended range of function keys relevant to this programme of study