Key Stage 3

Curriculum Overview

Key stage 3 Maths curriculum is broken down into six half term blocks per year.

Year 7

Year 8

Term 1

Number and Algebra 1

  • HCF and LCM
  • Square numbers and square roots
  • Prime factors
  • Sequences 1
  • Sequences 2
  • Solving problems
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Blackpool tower

Geometry and Measures 1

  • Parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Measuring and drawing angles
  • Calculating angles
  • The geometric properties of quadrilaterals
  • Constructions
  • National Test questions

Statistics 1

  • Probability
  • Probability scales
  • Collecting data for a frequency table
  • Events
  • Experimental probability
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Fun in the fairground

Term 2

Number 2

  • Fractions and decimals
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplying fractions
  • Fractions and percentages
  • Percentage increase and decrease
  • Real-life problems
  • National Test Questions
  • Functional Maths – Going on Holiday

Algebra 2

  • Algebraic shorthand
  • Two rules of algebra
  • Like terms and simplification
  • Using algebra with shapes
  • Expanding brackets
  • National Test questions

Term 3

Geometry and Measures 2

  • Perimeter and area of rectangles
  • Perimeter and area of compound shapes
  • Reading scales
  • Surface area of cubes and cuboids
  • Converting one metric unit to another
  • National test questions

Algebra 3

  • Linear functions
  • Finding a function from its inputs and outputs
  • Graphs from functions
  • Rules with coordinates
  • Distance time graphs
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths  – M25

Number 3

  • Powers of 10
  • Large numbers
  • Estimations
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Efficient calculations
  • Long multiplication and long division
  • National test questions

Functional Maths – Taxes

Term 4

Geometry and Measures 2

  • Congruent shapes
  • Combinations of transformations
  • Reflections in two mirror lines
  • Shape and ratio
  • National test questions

Algebra 4

  • Puzzle mappings
  • More puzzle mappings
  • Solving equations
  • Substituting into expressions
  • Substitution into formulae
  • Creating your own expressions and formulae
  • National Test questions

Term 5

Statistics 2

  • Information from charts
  • Circular bar charts
  • Reading pie charts
  • Pie charts and percentages
  • Information from other diagrams
  • National Test questions

Number 4

  • Fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Order of operations
  • Multiplying decimals
  • Dividing decimals
  • National Test Questions
  • Functional Maths – Shopping for bargains

Algebra 5

  • Expansion of brackets
  • Solving equations
  • Constructing equations to solve problems
  • Lines and equations
  • Real-life graphs
  • National test questions
  • Functional Maths – Train timetable

Term 6

Solving problems

  • Number and measures
  • Using words and diagrams to solve problems
  • Logical solutions and best value
  • Proportion
  • Ratio
  • National Test questions

Geometry and Measures 4

  • Plans and elevations
  • Scale drawings
  • Coordinates in all four quadrants
  • Constructing triangles
  • Bearings
  • A cube investigations
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Photographs

Statistics 3

  • Frequency tables
  • The median
  • Drawing frequency diagrams
  • Comparing data
  • Which average to use?
  • Experimental and theoretical probability
  • National test questions
  • Functional Maths – Questionnaire

Year 9

Term 1

Algebra 1 & 2

  • Sequences
  • Sequences from patterns
  • The nth term of a sequence
  • Combined functions and mappings
  • Graphs of functions
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Mobile phone tariffs

Number 1

  • Ordering whole numbers and decimals
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Whole numbers and fractions
  • Ratio
  • Direct proportion
  • Inverse proportion
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – The London Olympics 2012

Algebra 3

  • Formulae
  • Inverse flow diagrams
  • Doing the same thing to both sides
  • Constructing equations with unknown quantities on both sides
  • Problems involving straight-line graphs
  • National Test questions

Term 2

Geometry and Measures 1

  • Alternate and corresponding angles
  • Angles of a triangle
  • Angles of a quadrilateral
  • Interior angles of polygons
  • Tessellations and regular polygons
  • Constructions
  • The circle and its parts
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Garden design

Statistics 1

  • Pie charts
  • Interpreting graphs and diagrams
  • Two-way tables
  • Drawing and using frequency diagrams
  • Statistical investigations
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Rainforest deforestation

Geometry and Measures 2

  • Area of a triangle
  • Area of a parallelogram
  • Volume of a cuboid
  • Imperial units
  • Finding the mid-point of a line segment
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Athletics stadium

Term 3

Number 2

  • Powers of 10
  • Rounding
  • Multiplying decimals
  • Dividing decimals
  • Efficient use of calculators
  • Solving problems
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths  – Paper

Algebra 4

  • LCM and HCF
  • Powers and roots
  • Prime factors
  • Graphs and equations of the form y = mx + c
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Packages

Statistics 2

  • Combinations
  • Calculations probabilities
  • Estimates of probability
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths  – Class test

Term 4

Geometry and Measures 3

  • Enlargements
  • Circumference of a circle
  • Using scale drawings
  • National test questions
  • Functional Maths  – Map reading

Algebra 5

  • Like terms
  • Expanding brackets
  • Expand and simplify
  • Graphs from functions
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Trip to Rome

Solving Problems and Revision

  • Number 1 – Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Number 2 – The four rules, ratios and directed numbers
  • Algebra 1 – Basic rules and solving linear equations
  • Algebra 2 – Graphs
  • Geometry and Measures

Statistics

Term 5

Statistics 3 and Revision

  • Statistical techniques
  • A handling data project

Geometry and Measures 4 and Revision

  • Geometry and Measure revision
  • Geometry and Measures investigations
  • Symmetry revision
  • Symmetry investigations

Statistics 4 and Revision

  • Revision of probability
  • A probability investigation

Term 6

GCSE Preparation

  • BODMAS
  • Adding and subtracting negative numbers
  • Multiples, factors and prime numbers
  • Squares, square roots and powers
  • Decimals in context: addition and subtraction
  • Decimals in context: multiplication and division
  • Long multiplication
  • Long division
  • Long multiplication and division in real-life problems
  • GCSE past-paper questions

Functional Maths Practice

  • The Eden Project
  • Road Safety
  • Squirrels

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Year 8

Number and Algebra 1

  • HCF and LCM
  • Square numbers and square roots
  • Prime factors
  • Sequences 1
  • Sequences 2
  • Solving problems
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Blackpool tower

Geometry and Measures 1

  • Parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Measuring and drawing angles
  • Calculating angles
  • The geometric properties of quadrilaterals
  • Constructions
  • National Test questions

Statistics 1

  • Probability
  • Probability scales
  • Collecting data for a frequency table
  • Events
  • Experimental probability
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths – Fun in the fairground

Number 2

  • Fractions and decimals
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplying fractions
  • Fractions and percentages
  • Percentage increase and decrease
  • Real-life problems
  • National Test Questions
  • Functional Maths – Going on Holiday

Algebra 2

  • Algebraic shorthand
  • Two rules of algebra
  • Like terms and simplification
  • Using algebra with shapes
  • Expanding brackets
  • National Test questions

Geometry and Measures 2

  • Perimeter and area of rectangles
  • Perimeter and area of compound shapes
  • Reading scales
  • Surface area of cubes and cuboids
  • Converting one metric unit to another
  • National test questions

Algebra 3

  • Linear functions
  • Finding a function from its inputs and outputs
  • Graphs from functions
  • Rules with coordinates
  • Distance time graphs
  • National Test questions
  • Functional Maths  – M25

Number 3

  • Powers of 10
  • Large numbers
  • Estimations
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Efficient calculations
  • Long multiplication and long division
  • National test questions
  • Functional Maths – Taxes

Year 9

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