KS3 maths resources

Secondary maths activities and lessons for key stage 3 students

Craig Barton

KS3 Maths Lessons For Y7 Y8 Y9 Secondary Students

Secondary maths activities and lessons for key stage 3

I don’t know if it's just me, but an ever increasing proportion of the school year seems to be dedicated to GCSEs. The build up seems to start earlier and earlier each year, with Year 11s no sooner familiarising themselves with their class timetables then the cycle of practice paper and revision sessions begin.

So, with GCSEs preperation underway, I thought it was a good idea to bring some attention to Key Stage 3. Afterall, if we can get this right, that GCSE build up need not be quite so frantic and stressful for all involved.

Fortunately, the kind, talented users of the TES Maths website have some beautiful resources and activities up their sleeves to help populate your Key Stage 3 schemes of work with mathematical gold.

New year 7 students

A detailed knowledge of the kind of mathematics Year 6s have been doing helps secondary teachers pitch their lessons accordingly

KS2 Maths SATs Language Breakdown
morganell

KS2 Maths SATs Language Breakdown

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This is a breakdown of the language used in the KS2 Maths SATs to help children better comprehend and understand the questions they will face in their tests. It was made from an analysis I did of all the tests so far (2015 sample, 2016, 2017 and 2018), which can be found here for free - https://www....

Planning for Key Stage 3

If you are tweaking, adapting or completely rewriting your KS3 maths Schemes of Work, these resources should come in handy

Scheme of Work for Mathematics (can support a mastery approach)
jemmaths

Scheme of Work for Mathematics (can support a mastery approach)

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This is the scheme of work I have introduced at my school. Please do not use it without reading all the surrounding material found here: https://jemmaths.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/adventures-in-mastery-2-writing-a-scheme-of-work/ I will be sharing supporting materials at some point too.
KS3 Maths FREE MASSIVE BUMPER Homework Booklet
theeducationspecialist

KS3 Maths FREE MASSIVE BUMPER Homework Booklet

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Maths Homework Booklet targeted for KS3 Maths Students. Split into 3 stages which can be given out for each term. I recommend giving the students 1-3 topics a week, in which case it would last an academic year. Please see screenshots for more info. This covers; fractions, congruent shapes, scat...

KS3 lessons

Here are some of my favourite new lessons on Tes that are ideal for KS3 students

Angles in Quadrilaterals lesson
MissEHoney

Angles in Quadrilaterals lesson

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Powerpoint lesson for finding missing angles with all resources included. Resources include a work booklet, assessment for learning activities, starter and plenary. Skills covered include finding angles in quadrilaterals and special quadrilaterals, finding multiple angles using angle facts inclu...
Surface area of prisms
cparkinson3

Surface area of prisms

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**TWO FULL LESSONS** on finding the surfacea area of prisms. **Contents of download:** * **Higher ability full lesson (5.2.2h)** on surface area of prisms (could be taught over one or two lessons depending on previous knowledge). * **Lower ability full lesson (5.2.2f)** on surface area of prisms (t...
Adding & Subtracting Negative Numbers a Mastery Approach
rosemaryhobson

Adding & Subtracting Negative Numbers a Mastery Approach

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This is a resource prepared for a Secondary School for teaching the adding and subtracting of positive and negative integers. Please look at the style of questioning and visit NCETM for more Mastery Information or contact your Maths Hub for free support. More resources will follow here and on htt...

Bar modelling

Your Year 7s and 8s may well be bar modelling whizzes; brush up on your skills with this fantastic selection of resources

Ratio using Bar Modelling - Secondary
RustyMaths

Ratio using Bar Modelling - Secondary

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I created this lesson for a low attaining Year 11 group. They had never used the bar model before for solving ratio problems. Taking our time to focus on drawing a diagram to represent each problem was worth it as by the end of the lesson they had gone from not really understanding what a ratio w...
Bar Modelling Worksheet - Comparison Model Questions
WRMaths

Bar Modelling Worksheet - Comparison Model Questions

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This is the second in a series of worksheet sets on Bar Modelling from the White Rose Maths Hub. This set contains 3 worksheets. The first introduces students to the bar model comparison diagrams and students have to find missing values. All of the questions involve addition and subtractio...