Mathematics - KS3

WHO’S WHO?

Progress Leader: Miss A Sharples
Teaching Staff: Mrs A Scarborough, Mrs E Merritt, Mr A Taylor, Mrs C Lucas, Miss C Hindley, Mr D Hurst, Miss A Barton
Link Governor: Mr P Sharples

OUR AIMS

We believe in a strong, ambitious mathematics curriculum, that sparks interest, enthusiasm and curiosity in our students; a curriculum that provides students with the problem-solving skills they need for life, and for future career pathways.

Our students will;

  • Develop conceptual understanding using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.
  • Develop fluency, and the ability to recall and apply knowledge accurately.
  • An ability to link different aspects of mathematics to other topic areas, and across the wider curriculum.
  • An opportunity to reason mathematically, developing justifications and proof, and making generalisations.
  • The ability to communicate their ideas effectively using appropriate vocabulary and mathematical symbols
  • Develop the confidence to apply knowledge, skills and reasoning to standard and non-standard problems.

YEAR 7



TERM
UNIT OF STUDY
KEY SKILLS / LEARNING
Autumn
Numbers and quantities
Comparing fractions
Geometry
Comparing fractions
Find equivalent fractions
Write numbers as a fraction of another
Add/subtract fractions with common denominators
Drawing and knowing circles
Measuring/drawing angles
Calculating angles
Spring
Four operations with number
Number operations and decimals
Line graphs
Geometry
Proportional reasoning
BIDMAS
Functions
Measuring, comparing, rounding decimals
Fractions and decimals
Operations with decimals
Knowing/reading from/plotting/interpreting line graphs
Knowing, understanding and constructing parallel and perpendicular lines
Summer
Probability
Problem solving and revision
Decimals – multiplication and division
Expressions and equations • Understanding probability
Multiplying and dividing decimals
Simplifying expressions
Writing expressions
Substituting into expressions
Expanding brackets
Solving equations

YEAR 8



Autumn
Number Properties
2D and 3D shapes
Statistics
Multiplicative relationships
Expressions and equations
Transformations
4 operations with large numbers
Powers, roots and brackets
Factors, multiples and primes
Perimeter, area and volume
Nets and surface area
Plans and elevations
Charts and graphs
Ratio
Proportional reasoning
Expanding and factorising
Simplifying and writing expressions
Solving equations
Reflection, rotation, translation and enlargement
Spring
Decimals
Angles
Construction and Loci
Scale drawings and measure
Fractions and Percentage
4 operations with decimals
Ordering and rounding
Measuring and drawing
Rules of angles for triangles and quadrilaterals
Constructing accurate drawings and shapes
Maps and scales
Bearings
Congruence and similarity
Compare fractions and percentages
Find fractions and percentages of amounts
4 operations with fractions
Work with mixed numbers
Recurring decimals
Summer
Probability
Percentages and Fractions
Sequences
Graphs
Real-life graphs
Number properties
Transformations
Language of probability
Outcomes, events, fairness, mutually exclusive
Probability and tree diagrams
Fraction/decimal/percentage equivalence
Percentage of amounts
Continuing and generating
Finding the nth term rule
Straight-line graphs and direct proportion
Coordinates and line segments
Gradients and y=mx+c equation
Conversion graphs
Distance-Time graphs and rates of change
Square and cube numbers
Factors, multiples and primes
Reflection, rotation, translation, enlargement
Symmetry and congruence

YEAR 9



Autumn
Polynomial Expressions
Transformations
Angles on Parallel lines
Triangles
Co-ordinates
simplifying expressions
substituting into expressions
using laws of indices
expanding brackets
factorising
drawing and describing reflections, rotations and translations
identifying alternate, corresponding and co-interior angles
recognising scalene, isosceles and equilateral triangles
constructing triangles
recognising congruent triangles
investigating and using Pythagoras’ Theorem
using co-ordinates
Spring
Linear functions
Polygons
Probability
Statistics
plotting linear graphs
recognising gradient and y-intercept
writing and using line equations
calculating interior and exterior angles of polygons
calculating probability
drawing sample space diagrams
constructing and using Venn diagrams and tree diagrams
drawing and interpreting bar charts, pie charts, scatter graphs
calculating averages from lists and tables
Summer
Circles
Constructions
Area and volume
Similarity and trigonometry
Quadratic functions
calculating diameter, radius, circumference and area of circles
constructing perpendicular and angle bisectors
calculating volume and surface area
converting between volumes and capacity
using density
draw and recognise enlargements
use similarity to calculate sides and angles
investigate and use trigonometry
plot and recognise quadratic graphs

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

UKMT Junior challenge – Years 7 & 8
UKMT team challenge – Year 9

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

The use of online support tools to provide additional support (listed further below).
Encourage fluency and recall of times tables facts using the PIXL maths app - https://timestable.pixl.org.uk/Timestables.html
The completion of homework to a high standard – Check synergy for homework and encourage your child to complete it to the best of their ability.
The use of IDL at home for those pupils registered.

WHERE TO GO:

Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire the once top-secret home of the World War Two Code-breakers is now a vibrant heritage attraction, popular with schools for its specific focus on Mathematics, History and Computing.
Bank of England Museum, London offers a range of one hour talks for a multitude of ages, which are also free but must be booked in advance.
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Woolsthorpe Manor – Isaac Newton changed the world here

WHAT TO WATCH:

Corbett Maths videos
BBC Maths podcasts
Think like a mathematician
Films to see:

  • Hidden Figures
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • The Imitation Game
  • Good Will Hunting
  • A Brilliant Young Mind

WHAT TO READ:

50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know by Tony Crilly - Age 11+
The Math Book by Clifford A Pickover - Age 12+
Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos - Age 13+
The Monty Hall Problem: Beyond Closed Doors by Rob Deaves - Age 14+
The Language of Mathematics by Keith Devlin - Age 14+

ONLINE:

Maths watch 
Corbett maths 
PIXL times table app 
BBC Bitesize