# KS3 Mathematics

Overview

Year 7 and 8 students follow schemes of learning based around the revised national curriculum.  Activities that promote mathematical thinking and opportunities for developing problem solving skills have been built in to the schemes.  Year 7 are initially taught in tutor groups and are then set by end of the first half term based on their end of KS2 assessments, baseline assessments and CAT’s.

Year 7

 Core Maths Curriculum Additional Extension Basic Number and Calculations Indices and Standard Form Number Properties Scale and Bearings 2D Shapes and Angle Properties Additional Algebra Introduction to Algebra Angles in Polygons Rounding and Estimating Fractions Probability Equations, Substitution and Formulae Constructions Percentages Averages and Range Decimals Perimeter, Area and Volume Coordinates and Linear Graphs Units Surface Area and 3D Shapes Ratio and Proportion Representing Data Sequences Transformations Real Life Graphs Compound Measures

Year 8

 Core Maths Curriculum Additional Extension Number Properties Interquartile Range Fractions Inequalities Algebraic Manipulation and Substitution Tree Diagrams Decimals and Percentages Introduction to Trigonometry Angles and Bearings Simultaneous Equations Converting Units Further Algebraic Manipulation Rounding and Estimating Area and Perimeter Averages and Range Equations and Formulae Probability Ratio and Proportion Collecting and Representing Data 3D Shapes, Volume and Surface Area Indices and Standard Form Coordinates and Linear Graphs Pythagoras’ Theorem Sequences Quadratic Equations and their Graphs Real Life Graphs Compound Measures Transformations Loci and Constructions Scale Diagrams, Bearings and Loci

Year 9

 Core Maths Curriculum Additional Extension Number and Calculations Circle Theorems Fractions Inequalities Angles Similarity Probability Surds Indices Negative and Fractional Indices Basic Algebra Review Trigonometry extension Circumference and Area of Circles Sequences Calculating with Percentages Collecting and Representing Data Coordinates and Linear Graphs Real Life Graphs Measures Construction and Loci Number Properties Decimals and Decimal Calculations Scale Diagrams and Bearings Rounding Standard Form Solving Linear Equations Quadratic Equations and their Graphs Perimeter and Area Ratio and Proportion Statistical Measures Pythagoras’ Theorem and Introduction to basic Trigonometry Volume 2D representation of 3D Shapes Scatter Graphs Transformations

Homework

Homework is set in line with school policy. It can consist of both written and online tasks in the form of Eedi diagnostic questions and Mathswatch.

Other Useful Information

United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) – Charity which runs the Junior and Intermediate challenges, available to our high ability learners. In addition to this, they also organise the team maths challenge.

BBC Bitesize – Website that specialises in revision for KS3 and GCSE examinations.

NRICH – Website that specialises in open-ended mathematical tasks. Designed to stretch our most able learners.

## 5 ways I can help my child

 1 Times tables and number bonds. 2 Basic algebra. 3 Encourage learners to use Mathswatch. 4 Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. 5 Check to ensure homework is complete.