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Mathematics Curriculum Overview - KS3

Girls enter the main school with different levels of mathematical skills and different amounts of mathematical knowledge.  The aim in year 7 is to ensure that all students have a firm grounding in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability.  In Year 8 we continue to build on these areas, and in Year 9 we introduce trigonometry.  The girls are taught in sets of different sizes depending on their ability and the speed at which they work.  All sets in years 7 to 9 follow the same programme of work, but extension work is provided for the pupils in higher sets.  The year groups are reset at the end of years 7, 8 and 9.

Year 7  Topics covered are:

Arithmetic

Algebra

Shape and space

Statistics

Negative numbers in context

Decimals

Multiplication and division of integers and decimals

Estimates of calculations

Order of operations

Fractions (equivalent, adding and subtracting)

 

Long multiplication and division

 

Coordinates using all four  quadrants

Sequences

Substitution into formulae

Collecting like terms

Generalised arithmetic

Linear equations

Linear graphs

 

 

Naming and measuring angles

Angle properties

Parallel line angles

 

Perimeter and area

 

Constructions

 

Volumes

 

Symmetry and transformations

Probability

Averages and range

Statistical diagrams for discrete data

 

Year 8  Topics covered are:

Arithmetic

Algebra

Shape and space

Statistics

Integers, powers and roots

Negative numbers - 4 rules

Multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals

Percentages

Ratio

Sequences-nth term

Substitution of

negative

numbers into

formulae

 

Expanding brackets

Harder linear equations

 

 

Pythagoras’ Theorem

 

Circles

 

Volume of a prism

 

Transformations

 

Bearings

Probability

Averages and statistical diagrams for discrete frequency distributions

Scatter diagrams

 

Year 9  Topics covered are:

Arithmetic

Algebra

Shape and space

Statistics

 

Indices and standard form

Percentage change

 

 

Brackets and factors

y=mx+c

Curved graphs

Simultaneous equations

Trial and improvement

 

Trigonometry

 

Enlargements

 

Polygons

 

Compound measures

 

Bearings (if not done before)

 

Diagrams and summary measures for grouped frequency distributions