MATHEMATICS  KS3
Maths Year 7 Learning Journey
Maths Year 8 Learning Journey
Maths Year 9 Learning Journey
WHO’S WHO?
Progress Leader: Miss A Sharples
Teaching Staff: Mrs A Scarborough, Mrs E Merritt, Mr A Taylor, Mr D Hurst, Miss A Barton, Mrs M Tyler, Mrs Seeds
Link Governor: Mr P Sharples
OUR AIMS
We believe in a strong, ambitious mathematics curriculum, that sparks interest, enthusiasm and curiosity in our students; a curriculum that provides students with the problemsolving skills they need for life, and for future career pathways.
Our students will;

Develop conceptual understanding using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.

Develop fluency, and the ability to recall and apply knowledge accurately.

An ability to link different aspects of mathematics to other topic areas, and across the wider curriculum.

An opportunity to reason mathematically, developing justifications and proof, and making generalisations.

The ability to communicate their ideas effectively using appropriate vocabulary and mathematical symbols

Develop the confidence to apply knowledge, skills and reasoning to standard and nonstandard problems.
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YEAR 7



TERM

UNIT OF STUDY

KEY SKILLS / LEARNING

Autumn

Unit 1 – Numbers and Quantities
Unit 2  Fractions
Unit 3 – Geometry 1

Reading and writing large numbers
Rounding and estimating
Multiplying and dividing by powers of 10
Units of measure
Area and perimeter of rectangles
Scale
Comparing fractions
Find equivalent fractions
Write numbers as a fraction of another
Add/subtract fractions with common denominators
Drawing and knowing circles
Measuring/drawing angles
Calculating angles

Spring

Unit 4  Four operations with number
Unit 5  Number operations and decimals
Unit 6  Line graphs
Unit 7 – Geometry 2

Proportional reasoning
BIDMAS
Functions
Measuring, comparing, rounding decimals
Fractions and decimals
Operations with decimals
Knowing/reading from/plotting/interpreting line graphs
Knowing, understanding and constructing parallel and perpendicular lines
Parallel and perpendicular lines
Constructions

Summer

Unit 8  Probability
Unit 9  Decimals – multiplication and division
Unit 10 – Geometry 3
Unit 11 – Negative Numbers

The meaning of probability
The probability scale
Finding outcomes
Rounding and estimating with decimals
Multiplying and dividing decimals
Area of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles and trapeziums
Finding missing lengths
Area of compound shapes
Negative number scales
Four operations with negative numbers

YEAR 8



Autumn

Unit 12 – Expressions
Unit 13 – Geometry 4
Unit 14  Statistics

Use algebraic notation
Simplify expressions
Substitution
Expand brackets
Factorise expressions
Calculating volumes of cubes and cuboids, including composite shapes
Nets
Surface area of cubes and cuboids
Convert between units of volume and capacity
Calculating the mean from a list
Calculating the mean from a table

Spring

Unit 15 – Solving equations
Unit 16 – Factors, Multiples and Primes
Unit 17 – Operations with Fractions

Form and solve one and two step equations
Form and solve equations with unknowns on both sides
Problem solving
Factors, multiples and primes
Prime factorisation
Highest common factor
Lowest common multiple
Fractions of amounts
Equivalent fractions
Convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions

Summer

Unit 18  Ratio, Proportion and Percentage
Unit 19 – Circles
Unit 20 – Powers and Standard Form
Unit 21 – Equations and Inequalities

Ratio and Proportion:
Writing ratios
Using ratios
Fraction and ratio conversions
Changing between fractions, decimals and percentages
Percentages of amounts, increase and decrease, original amount
Calculating radius, diameter, circumference and area
Arcs and sectors
Calculating with powers
Writing in standard form and ordinary form
Comparing numbers in standard form
Recap simplifying expressions
Forming and solving equations and inequalities

YEAR 9



Autumn

Unit 22 – Sequences
Unit 23  Constructions
Unit 24 – Polynomial expressions
Unit 25  Transformations

Recognise and continue linear sequences and find the nth term rule
Recognise and continue geometric and Fibonacci sequences
Use correct notation
Construct a perpendicular bisector
Bisect an angle
Use constructions to solve problems
Index laws
Substitution and rearranging
Expanding and factorising quadratics
Difference of 2 squares
Translations
Rotations
Reflections
Mixed transformations

Spring

Unit 26  Angles
Unit 27 – Coordinates and Pythagoras
Unit 28 – Linear functions
Unit 29 – Angles in polygons

Angles in parallel lines
Angles in triangles
Congruent triangles
Read and write coordinates
Find coordinates of midpoint/lines in ratio
Finding hypotenuse
Finding shorter sides
Horizontal and vertical lines
Constructing linear graphs
Gradient and intercept
Finding the equation of a line
Parallel and perpendicular lines
Solving simultaneous equations graphically
Interior and exterior angles
Calculating missing angles
Calculating number of sides
Solving problems

Summer

Unit 30  Probability
Unit 31 – Statistics 2
Unit 32 – Geometry 5
Unit 33 – Similarity and Trigonometry
Unit 34 – Quadratic functions

Finding probabilities
Mutually exclusive events
Sample space diagrams
Petersen’s capture/recapture
Constructing Venn diagrams and finding probability
Tree diagrams
Types of graph
Pie charts
Averages
Scatter graphs
Averages from frequency tables
Volume of prisms
SA of prisms
Plans and elevations
Converting units of volume
Density
Enlargements
Scale factor
Similarity
Similar triangles
Similarity in area and volume
Trigonometric ratios
Plotting quadratic graphs
Finding equation of line symmetry
Turning points and roots

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

UKMT Junior challenge – Years 7 & 8

UKMT team challenge – Year 9
HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

The use of online support tools to provide additional support (listed further below).

Encourage fluency and recall of times tables facts using the PIXL maths app  https://timestable.pixl.org.uk/Timestables.html

The completion of homework to a high standard – Check synergy for homework and encourage your child to complete it to the best of their ability.

The use of IDL at home for those pupils registered.
WHERE TO GO:

Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire the once topsecret home of the World War Two Codebreakers is now a vibrant heritage attraction, popular with schools for its specific focus on Mathematics, History and Computing.

Bank of England Museum, London offers a range of one hour talks for a multitude of ages, which are also free but must be booked in advance.

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Woolsthorpe Manor – Isaac Newton changed the world here
WHAT TO WATCH:
WHAT TO READ:

50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know by Tony Crilly  Age 11+

The Math Book by Clifford A Pickover  Age 12+

Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos  Age 13+

The Monty Hall Problem: Beyond Closed Doors by Rob Deaves  Age 14+

The Language of Mathematics by Keith Devlin  Age 14+
ONLINE:
Maths watch
Corbett maths
PIXL times table app
BBC Bitesize