KS3 students are expected to learn more independently and at a faster pace. They should become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, learn to reason by following a line of enquiry, and apply their knowledge to solve more sophisticated problems. Students will study the following 6 areas in preparation for the GCSE years:

- Number
- Algebra
- Geometry and measures
- Ratio, proportions and rates of change
- Statistics

At the end of KS3, students will begin studying the 2 year GCSE course.

## Number

Factors & Multiples

Highest Common Factor & Lowest Common Multiple (HCF & LCM)

Equivalent Fractions

Simplifying Fractions

Changing Improper (top heavy) fractions to Mixed Numbers

Changing Mixed Numbers into Improper (top heavy) Fractions

Adding Fractions

Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying Fractions

Dividing Fractions

Bodmas

Adding & Subtracting Negative Numbers

Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers

Rounding (decimal places)

Rounding (significant figures)

Percentage Increase and Decrease

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

## Algebra

Solving Simple Equations

Factorising

Inequalities

Solving Equations with x on both sides

Substitution

Finding the nth term

Trial and Improvement

Simultaneously

## Shape

Area of a circle

Circumference of a circle

Area of a Trapezium

Area of a triangle

Volume of a prism

Pythagoras Theorem

## Handling Data

Mode Mean Median

Pie Charts

Scatter Graphs

Estimate for the Mean