Mathematics

Key Stage 3 Year 7

The KS3 Mathematics Scheme of Work has been developed in line with the LNF framework. In each year group, pupils study a number of topics to develop their numerical skills – these cover the areas of number, algebra, space, shape and measure and handling data.

There is also a growing emphasis on developing pupils’ problem-solving and reasoning skills.

 

In Mathematics, the whole group is timetabled for lessons at the same time, which allows the department to set the pupils solely on their ability in mathematics. Each lesson begins with a starter activity which has two aims - practising skills already covered and improving numeracy skills. They serve to put the emphasis on true understanding of the subject, allowing pupils to become ‘thinkers’ rather than learning by rote. Each topic is contained in a booklet which can be differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils – the booklets also allow pupils and staff to keep track of progress through the use of self-assessment sheets. At the end of each booklet, the pupils complete an assessment test on the content and pupils are set according to their results.

 

In year 7, the topics currently covered by the pupils include:

 

Number Work – four rules, estimation, equivalence of fractions/decimals/percentages, negative numbers

Handling Data – questionnaires, bar charts and pictograms

Geometry – area and perimeter

Angles – measuring and drawing

Averages – mean, median, mode and range

Coordinates

Algebra – sequences, expressions and equations

Probability
 

Key Stage 3 Year 8

The KS3 Mathematics Scheme of Work has been developed in line with the LNF framework. In each year group, pupils study a number of topics to develop their numerical skills – these cover the areas of number, algebra, space, shape and measure and handling data.

There is also a growing emphasis on developing pupils’ problem-solving and reasoning skills.

 

n Mathematics, the whole group is timetabled for lessons at the same time, which allows the department to set the pupils solely on their ability in mathematics. Each lesson begins with a starter activity which has two aims - practising skills already covered and improving numeracy skills. They serve to put the emphasis on true understanding of the subject, allowing pupils to become ‘thinkers’ rather than learning by rote. Each topic is contained in a booklet which can be differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils – the booklets also allow pupils and staff to keep track of progress through the use of self-assessment sheets. At the end of each booklet, the pupils complete an assessment test on the content and pupils are set according to their results.

 

In year 8, the topics currently covered by the pupils include:

 

Probability – sample spaces

Number Work - fractions, percentages and ratio, significant figures

Time – timetables and time zones

Measures – area and volume, symmetry and enlargement

Data Handling – scatter graphs and correlation

Angles – bearings and angle theorems

Algebra – simplifying expressions and substitution
 

 

Key Stage 3 Year 9

The KS3 Mathematics Scheme of Work has been developed in line with the LNF framework. In each year group, pupils study a number of topics to develop their numerical skills – these cover the areas of number, algebra, space, shape and measure and handling data.

There is also a growing emphasis on developing pupils’ problem-solving and reasoning skills.

 

In Mathematics, the whole group is timetabled for lessons at the same time, which allows the department to set the pupils solely on their ability in mathematics. Each lesson begins with a starter activity which has two aims - practising skills already covered and improving numeracy skills. They serve to put the emphasis on true understanding of the subject, allowing pupils to become ‘thinkers’ rather than learning by rote. Each topic is contained in a booklet which can be differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils – the booklets also allow pupils and staff to keep track of progress through the use of self-assessment sheets. At the end of each booklet, the pupils complete an assessment test on the content and pupils are set according to their results.

 

In year 9, the topics currently covered by the pupils include:

 

Number Work – laws of indices, exchange rates and proportional change

 

Data Handling – mean from a frequency table, pie charts and conversion graphs

 

Compound Measures – speed/distance/time and travel graphs

 

Measures – the circle, volume of a prism and polygons

 

Algebra – linear equations, single and double brackets, nth term rules, straight line graphs and inequalities

 

Geometry – similar shapes, nets of prisms and lociThe last two modules in year 9 are based on algebra and allow the pupils to begin work on the GCSE curriculum.

 

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