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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 Maths
Term 1Introduction to algebra , Positive & Negative Numbers & Perimeter, Area & Volume   
This topic will involve students in learning the rules of algebra. They will learn how to write algebraic expressions, simplify expressions and substitute values into formulae. Students will learn about negative numbers in real life and carry out calculations incorporating positive and negative numbers. Students will find the area of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums and compound shapes. Students will calculate the surface area and volume of cubes and cuboids.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1 topics (Non calculator)Key Words and Terms
Term 2Fractions, Working with Numbers, Statistics    
Students will find equivalent fractions, compare and order fractions, and add and subtract fractions. They will convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions. Students will use square numbers and square roots, round numbers using decimal places and significant figures, and carryout non-calculator methods of multiplication and division to solve problems. Students will find and interpret the mean, median, mode and range. They will use discrete and continuous data and read and interpret statistical diagrams, including grouped frequency tables.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1 and T2 topics (Non-calculator) Key Words and Terms
Term 3Sequences & Functions, Decimal Numbers, Angles in Triangles, Quadrilaterals & Parallel Lines   
Students will explore sequences and rules, find missing terms and nth terms, and use functions and mappings. Students will learn more about decimals; they will order decimals and complete calculations involving decimals. They will learn how to estimate calculations. Students will delve deeper into geometrical reasoning: they will measure and draw angles, calculate angles in different types of triangles and quadrilaterals and explore angles in parallel lines. They will use geometrical reasoning to solve problems.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1, T2 and T3 topics (Non-calculator) Key Words and Terms
Term 4Co-ordinates and Graphs, Percentages & Probability   
Students will plot co-ordinates in all four quadrants and draw graphs from given equations. They will use graphs that represent real life situations. Students will convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. They will calculate percentages with and without a calculator and find percentage increases and decreases. Students will use probability scales, find the probability of combined events and calculate experimental probability.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1, T2, T3 and T4 topics (Non-calculator)Key Words and Terms
Term 5Symmetry, Equations & Interpreting Data   
Students will learn about line symmetry and rotational symmetry. They will reflect, rotate shapes and tessellate shapes. Students will solve simple and more complex equations. They will learn to form equations in order to solve problems. Students will use charts and diagrams to interpret data, including the use of pie charts. They will analyse sets of data by comparing averages.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 topics (Non-calculator) Key Words and Terms
Term 63D Shapes & Ratio  
Students will draw and construct 2D representations of 3D solids using isometric dotty paper. They will create nets of 3D solids and explore the relationship between faces, edges and vertices. Students will learn to use ratio notation. They will simplify ratios, share a quantity into a given ratio, and solve problems involving ratios. They will convert between ratios and fractions.
Assessment: End of year examination - two 50 minute assessments on all topics taught in year 7 (Paper 1 non calculator, Paper 2 calculator)Key Words and Terms