# Maths Curriculum KS3

## Overview

At Key Stage 3 all students follow a curriculum designed to develop their mathematical ability in four key areas, which develops work studied at primary school and leads on to study at GCSE. The four key areas are number, which includes ratio and percentages, algebra, geometry and measures, and statistics and probability.

The curriculum also includes a focus on developing problem solving skills and utilising the skills covered in more complex questions. The social, cultural and moral aspects of maths will be covered in preparation for future employment in modern Britain.

There will be regular weekly tests throughout the year to help support students retain knowledge and skills, along with formal tests each term, in each year.

## Year 7

In year 7 students will study the following:

**Term One**- Four operations, indices, order of operations, negative numbers, use of algebra, substitution, use of formulae, units of length, mass, capacity and time, speed calculations and use of various statistical diagrams. Simplifying algebra, use of brackets, expanding and factorising expressions, use of fractions, calculations with fractions and mixed numbers.**Term Two**- Use of percentages, finding percentages of amounts, changing amounts by percentages, equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages, solving algebraic equations, solving inequalities, use of place value and rounding, rounding to estimate, use of ratios, simplifying ratios, calculations with ratios.**Term Three**- Proportion, and recipes, problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages, perimeter, area of 2D shapes, volume of 3D solids, calculations of the three averages and the range, using averages, continuing and describing sequences, co-ordinates, drawing straight line graphs.

There will be formal termly assessments, along with weekly testing throughout the year.

## Year 8

In year 8 students will study the following:

**Term One**- Four operations, indices, order of operations, negative numbers, simplifying algebra, use of brackets, expanding and factorising expressions, both single and double brackets, use of fractions, calculations with fractions and mixed numbers, solving algebraic equations, solving inequalities and forming equations, angle notation, using angle facts, angles in parallel lines and polygons.**Term Two**- The language of probability, calculating probabilities of events, use of place value and rounding, rounding to estimate, use of percentages, finding percentages of amounts, changing amounts by percentages, equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages, repeated percentage change, continuing and describing sequences, use of ratios, simplifying ratios, calculations with ratios.**Term Three**- Proportion, and recipes, substitution and use of formulae, introduction to Pythagoras' theorem, use of statistical charts and graphs, factors, multiples and primes, standard form, problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages, transformations of shapes, including translations, reflections, rotations and enlargements.

There will be formal termly assessments, along with weekly testing throughout the year.

## Year 9

In year 9 students will study the following:

**Term One**- Substitution and use of formulae, rearranging formulae, perimeter, area of 2D shapes, volume of 3D solids, simplifying algebra, use of brackets, expanding and factorising expressions, both single and double brackets, use of ratios, simplifying ratios, calculations with ratios, proportion, and recipes, similarity and congruency, co-ordinates, straight line graphs, drawing algebraic graphs.**Term Two**- Finding and using averages, use of fractions, calculations with fractions and mixed numbers, problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages, use of percentages, finding percentages of amounts, changing amounts by percentages, use of a pair of compasses for constructions, four operations, indices, order of operations, negative numbers, use of Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry in right angled triangles.**Term Three**- Solving algebraic equations, solving inequalities, and forming equations, quadratic equations, using angle facts, angles in parallel lines and polygons, factors, multiples and primes, standard form, the language of probability, calculating probabilities of events, and use of diagrams for probability, speed and density calculations.

## Key contact

Mr R Myers