# KS3 Mathematics

You may wonder what connects the mathematics you do in school to the real world. Will you ever have to solve an equation or find an angle outside your classroom? Mathematics is very useful and is everywhere in everyday life. You might not think of buying sweets as algebra or consider the mathematics that went into designing your favourite computer game. However, mathematics is everywhere and what you learn in school will be very important for your future.

## Staffing

**Staff Member ****Role**

- Mr S Rees | Curriculum and Progress Manager
- Ms M Stonefield | Teacher of Mathematics
- Mrs M Thomson | Teacher of Mathematics
- Miss R Jones | Teacher of Mathematics
- Miss S Dyke | Teacher of Mathematics & Science, Assistant Headteacher
- Mr M Williams | Teacher of Mathematics & Science
- Mr D Barlow | Teacher of Mathematics & Science, Numeracy Co-ordinator
- Mr D Howard | Teacher of Mathematics (support)
- Mrs C Jones | Teacher of Mathematics (support)

## KS3 Course Outline

### Year 7

**Autumn Term**

Number

Algebra

**Spring Term**

Algebra

Data

**Summer Term**

Geometry and measure

### Year 8

**Autumn Term**

Number

Algebra

**Spring Term**

Algebra

Data

**Summer Term**

Geometry and measure

### Year 9

**Autumn Term**

Number

Algebra

**Spring Term**

Algebra

Data

**Summer Term**

Geometry and measure

## KS3 Information

**Assessment – How is work assessed?**

Book marking, homework, investigations, classroom tests.

**Homework – Frequency and type of work**

Extended homework task every two weeks.

**How can you support your child?**

- Encourage them to use mathematics in everyday life, e.g. going to the supermarket and trying to calculate the total cost.
- Helping with homework.
- Encourage revision for tests.

**Equipment Required**

Pen, pencil, ruler, calculator, protractor, compass

**Useful websites**

**http://nrich.maths.org****http://www.mathplayground.com/**