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KS3 - Mathematics

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Curriculum Maps: Year 8

Curriculum Maps: Year 9

Programme of study

The ability to use numbers, measurement and statistics and the properties of shape is a requirement for all employers and college courses and is essential for a variety of tasks throughout life.  Mathematics, like the ability to speak, write and listen, is therefore, a life skill and not just a school subject.

The national curriculum for Mathematics is divided into sections:

  • Number

  • Algebra

  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change

  • Geometry and measures

  • Probability

  • Statistics

Our curriculum aims to ensure students become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics and are enriched with solving real life and functional problems. We also enrich our subject with opportunities to develop mathematical reasoning.

EQUIPMENT

All students are expected to have a pen, pencil, eraser and ruler for each lesson.  It is recommended that each student has their own scientific calculator for each lesson. The Calculator  model we use is casio fx-83GT.

WAYS IN WHICH FAMILIES CAN HELP
  • Check that your child has the right equipment each morning.

  • Check their homework is completed in accordance with their timetable.

  • Help them to improve their mental arithmetic skills by practising their multiplication tables.

  • Talk about measurement of various kinds, old and new, encouraging your child to estimate lengths, weights, capacities in cans, bottles, etc.

  • Help your child to be organised, keeping their old books for revision for exams.

  • Buy an appropriate revision guide to provide extra help and support at home.  Guides can be bought through school if required.

  • Encourage your child to present their work clearly to aid understanding.

  • Help your child see the mathematics in the world around them.