Curriculum Mapping

Guide to topics and Key Stage relevance

The curriculum materials within the LGfL Search & Rescue resource are based on real-life challenges faced daily by HM Coastguard. Each problem has been assigned a Coastguard rank according to its challenge level to enable easy differentiation. To download this page as a PDF document please click here.

Key:

  • Maritime
    Operations Officer
  • Senior Maritime
    Operations Officer
  • Commander
     
  • Chief Coastguard
     

Guide:

Theme & quick link Suggested Key Stage Sub­topics
Algebra
www.saralgebra.lgfl.net
2 3 4 5
  • Substituting into formulae
  • Forming and solving one step equations
  • Forming and solving multi­step equations
  • Forming and solving simultaneous equations
Bearings
www.sarbearings.lgfl.net
2 3 4 5
  • Speed, distance & time calculations
  • Minimising time (functional)
  • Planning journeys (timetabling)
  • Complex calculations (problem-solving)
Mechanics
www.sarmechanics.lgfl.net
2 3 4 5
  • Converting kN to kg
  • Using trigonometry to find tensions
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Complex calculations (problem-solving)
Probability
www.sarprobability.lgfl.net
2 3 4 5
  • Interpreting scale distance
  • Comparing probabilities (multiplying)
  • Maximising probability (multiplying)
  • Quadratic sequence finding
Pythagoras & trigonometry
www.sarpythagorus.lgfl.net
2 3 4 5
  • Drawing lines minimising distance
  • Identifying right triangles, calculating hypotenuse
  • Trigonometry ­ finding angles ­ making bearings
  • Combining info with speed, distance and time
Speed, distance & time
www.sarspeed.lgfl.net
2 3 4 5
  • Speed, distance & time calculations
  • Minimising time (functional)
  • Planning journeys (timetabling)
  • Complex calculations (problem-solving)
Statistics: normal distribution
www.sarstats.lgfl.net
2 3 4 5
  • Reading normal distribution table
  • Finding probabilities greater than...
  • Finding probabilities between two values
  • Complex calculations (problem-solving)
Vectors
www.sarvectors.lgfl.net
2 3 4 5
  • Bearings and length
  • Percentages and compass construction
  • Adding vectors
  • Angles and percentages

Suggested lesson structure:

It is recommended that each topic will take between 1­2 lessons. This will vary between classes. Students can either work through the tasks in a sequential order, or the teacher could direct certain students to tackle certain problems based on their ability and required challenge.

Blank templates have been provided to allow students the chance to create their own scenarios to share and challenge their peers using the mathematical knowledge required.