KS3 Maths

Overview
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

Year 8

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.

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