KS3

In maths at Stretford High school students follow a 5 year tiered scheme of work based on 5 maths areas: Number, Algebra, Probability & Statistics, Geometry and Measures, and Ratio and Proportion which starts in KS3 and lays the foundation for GCSE work in year 9 and throughout KS4. KS3 pupils follow the Pi, Theta or Delta programme using a variety of teaching methods and applying the Mathematics to real life situations. The programme includes problem solving mathematics including financial planning. Students are assessed at the end of each unit and half term, they are notified of their strengths and areas for development so they are clear of what they have done well and how to improve for next time.

Students study the Mathematics National Curriculum and through this we aim to develop our students as follows:

- a positive attitude towards mathematics, as well as competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills;
- an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and logically;
- the skills to use their own initiative and an ability to work both independently and in co-operation with others;
- an ability to communicate through mathematics and to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.

Year 7 Curriculum Overview | Themes | Unit content |
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Term 1 | 1 Analysing and displaying data 2 Number skills- Four functions 3 Equations, functions and formulae 4 Decimals and measures | Mode, median and range Displaying data Grouping data Averages and comparing data Line graphs and more bar charts Spreadsheets Mental Addition and subtraction Multiplication & Division Negative numbers Factors, multiples and primes Square and triangle numbers Simplifying expression Writing expressions Substituting into formulae Writing formulae Decimals and rounding Compare measurements by converting them into the same units. Scales and coordinates Working with decimals mentally Perimeter & Area |

Term 2 | 5 Fractions 6 Probability 7 Ratio and proportion | Comparing fractions Simplifying fractions Add and subtract simple fractions. Work with equivalent fractions and decimals. Percentages of amounts The language of probability Calculating probability Experimental probability Use probability to estimate the number of expected wins in a game. Direct proportion Writing ratios Using ratios Divide a quantity into two parts in a ratio given in words. Scales and measures Proportions and fractions Proportions and percentages |

Term 3 | 8 Lines and angles 9 Sequences and graphs 10 Transformations | Lines, angles and triangles Estimating, measuring and drawing angles Drawing triangles accurately Calculating angles Angles in a triangle and quadrilaterals Sequences Pattern sequences Coordinates Straight-line graphs Position-to-term rules Congruency and enlargements Symmetry, rotation, enlargement and translation |

Year 8 Curriculum Overview | Themes | Unit content |
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Term 1 | 1 Number 2 Area and volume 4 Expressions and equations 5 Real-life graphs | Calculations Calculating with negative integers 1.3 Powers and roots 1.4 Powers, roots and brackets Substituting into expressions 1.5 Multiples and factors 2.1 Area of a polygons 2.3 Volume and nets of cubes and cuboids 2.5 Surface area of cubes and cuboids 4.1 Algebraic powers 4.2 Expressions and brackets 2.2 Writing expressions and formulae Factorising expressions One-step & two-step equations The balancing method 5.1 Conversion graphs 5.2 Distance-time graphs 5.3 Line graphs Reading values from real-life graphs. |

Term 2 | 6 Decimals and ratio 7 Lines and angles 8 Calculating with fractions 9 Straight-line graphs | 6.1 Ordering decimals and rounding 6.2 Place-value calculations 6.3 Calculations with decimals 6.4 Ratio and proportion with decimals Solving engineering problems using ratio and proportion. Quadrilaterals Alternate angles and proof Exterior and interior angles 8.1 Adding and subtracting fractions 8.2 Multiplying & dividing fractions 8.3 Fractions, decimals and reciprocals |

Term 3 | 10 Percentages, decimals and fractions 11 Statistics, graphs and charts | 9.1 Direct proportion on graphs 9.2 Gradients 9.3 Equations of straight lines Direct proportion problems Fractions and decimals 10.2 Equivalent proportions 10.3 Writing percentages 10.4 Percentages of amounts 3.1 Planning a survey Collecting data Pie charts 3.2 Using tables 3.3 Stem and leaf diagrams 3.4 Comparing data 3.5 Scatter graphs 3.6 FINANCE: Misleading graphs |