## KEY STAGE 3 CURRICULUM

## Maths

Mathematics Curriculum overview 2016 2017

At the beginning of each year all boys undergo a written MaLT (Mathematics assessment for Learning and Teaching) test, which establishes their numeracy age and informs planning and differentiation for the year. Boys in year 7 and 8 are following a scheme of work based on the new National Curriculum

The units covered give boys the confidence to:

Year 7

Home learning is set each week. It usually allows the boys to practise the skills learnt in lessons but may be a revision task. At the end of each unit the boys undergo a formal written assessment test.

At the beginning of each year all boys undergo a written MaLT (Mathematics assessment for Learning and Teaching) test, which establishes their numeracy age and informs planning and differentiation for the year. Boys in year 7 and 8 are following a scheme of work based on the new National Curriculum

The units covered give boys the confidence to:

Year 7

- Multiply and divide numbers with up to three decimal places by 10, 100, and 1000
- Use long division to divide numbers up to four digits by a two-digit number
- Use simple formulae expressed in words
- Generate and describe linear number sequences
- Use simple ratio to compare quantities
- Write a fraction in its lowest terms by cancelling common factors
- Add and subtract fractions and the same denominator
- Find percentages of quantities
- Solve missing angle problems involving triangles, quadrilaterals, angles at a point and angles on a straight line
- Calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids
- Use coordinates in all four quadrants
- Calculate and interpret the mean as an average of a set of discrete data

- Apply the four operations with decimal numbers
- Write a quantity as a fraction or percentage of another
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide with fractions and mixed numbers
- Check calculations using approximation, estimation or inverse operations
- Simplify and manipulate expressions by collecting like terms
- Simplify and manipulate expressions by multiplying a single term over a bracket
- Substitute numbers into formulae
- Solve linear equations in one unknown
- Understand and use lines parallel to the axes, y = x and y = -x
- Calculate surface area of cubes and cuboids
- Understand and use geometric notation for labelling angles, lengths, equal lengths and parallel lines

Home learning is set each week. It usually allows the boys to practise the skills learnt in lessons but may be a revision task. At the end of each unit the boys undergo a formal written assessment test.