KS3 maths resources

Craig Barton
24th June 2019
KS3 maths lessons for Y7 Y8 Y9 secondary students

With the GCSEs over, it’s time to turn our attention to KS3 students...

I don’t know if it 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 finally behind us for another year, I thought it was a good idea to shift our 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

Sats numeracy revision year 6 pupil guide

Booklet containing essential information to aid revision for Year 6 Numeracy SATS Could be adapted to suit own school as it is in WORD format. Topics also included are: assessment.

By trekgirl02

2017 (updated for 2018) KS2 (Year 6) Maths SATs revision - Place Value and Arithmetic - addition

A plan, set of teaching resources, Interactive Whiteboard software and links to four videos modelling how to deliver each section of the lesson which can either be used by teachers or by teachers with the whole class.

2018 update now includes PowerPoint version of both presentations, and a AFL / Next steps Word document for easy printing and including in maths books as evidence of Using and Applying / Reasoning.

This resource uses the questions on 2016 Key Stage 2 SATs papers 1, 2 and 3 to revise your class’ understanding of quick arithmetic methods and how place value can be used to sequence, round and identify closest numbers, finishing with an AfL style plenary using exemplar questions from the 2016 SATs paper.

This is the first lesson in a four week revision programme designed to prepare Year 6 children for the Maths SATs papers 1, 2 and 3.

**Learning Objectives covered: **

To add whole numbers, decimals or fractions quickly (arithmetic starter)
To demonstrate an understanding of place value, including large numbers and decimals.

By MikeRichards

KS2 Maths SATs Language Breakdown

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.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks2-maths-sats-language-analysis-12076440

It follows the format of introducing a term, then asking children to use the tips they’ve learnt to solve a question using the same term.

This includes two files: a PowerPoint (to use in the classroom with the children) and a PDF (should you want to share it in staff meetings, INSETs etc).

By morganell

All arithmetic calculations from KS2 SATs tests (sample - 2018) in a Powerpoint

This Powerpoint includes all of the 144 KS2 SATs arithmetic calculations, from the Sample, 2016, 2017 and 2018 papers in one place. They are sorted in to calculations from Year 3 - Year 6, based on the content domains listed in the mark schemes. This is useful to see which year group each calculation should be learned in initially and also as a reminder about how many of them are not from Year 6 content.


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

KS3 Maths Scheme of Work

Progress trackers for a KS3 scheme of work, mapping and tracking progress and ensuring reives, hwk and peer responses take place.

By anyothername

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

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.

By jemmaths

KS3 Maths FREE MASSIVE BUMPER Homework Booklet

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, scatter graphs, circle theorem, Venn diagrams, frequency tables, multiplying & dividing fractions, percentage change, compound interest, simple interest, bearings, theoretical probability, precision & accuracy, linear equations, substitution, experimental probability, averages, pie charts, area & volume, ratio & proportion, properties of numbers, HCF, LCM, significant figures and more.

Please check out the other stages too if you find this useful which cover other topics.

Please note that I did not create this resource, and share it under the creative commons licence. The original author has my gratitude & thanks.

P.s. Answers are at the back to you may want to remove before distributing!

By theeducationspecialist

KS3 lessons

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

Building Blocks - Angle Properties

This leads students through basic angle facts through parallel lines, polygons and then onto forming and solving equations or writing angles using algebra.

By alutwyche

Angles in Quadrilaterals lesson

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 including straight lines and at a point and forming and solving equations using knowledge of angle facts.

Time saving resource for busy teachers! You should be able to teach a lesson with hardly any preparation (mainly printing and maybe some cutting!). Fully differentiated objectives:
Blue: Find a missing angle in quadrilaterals and special quadrilaterals
Gold: Solve harder problems using properties of angles
Red: Form and solve equations using knowledge of angle facts

This resource includes:
• A PowerPoint
•Answers on the powerpoint
• A differentiated Work booklet that includes self-assessment sections and help boxes
• A problem solving activity where students have to find 4 angles that add up to 360 (2 different versions)
•A card sort starter for properties of special quadrilaterals.

The PowerPoint includes everything you need to teach right away. The lessons use the following format:
• Objective and levels
• A “how to teaching portion” with animated examples
• Assessment for learning activities
• Answers to all the booklet questions
• Plenary (with answers)

The powerpoint and booklet are currently set up for GCSE maths grades, however you can edit the grades to reflect KS3 or your own schools assessment criteria. In the word booklet if you change any grade (e.g the blue section) it should automatically change the rest of that colour into the same grade.

This will take up a whole lesson.

This lesson would be appropriate to use as part of the Pearson Edexcel Foundation textbook unit 6, find more resources for that here.

This is the second lesson in the series and follows on from this lesson which you can find here.


By MissEHoney

Surface area of prisms

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 (to be taught over one or two lessons depending on previous knowledge). Ex5 and Ex6 are a suggested starting point for lesson two.
  • Examples (to go with PowerPoint)
  • Worksheets with solutions (printed and displayed on PowerPoint).

We are learning about: The surface area of a prism
We are learning to: Calculate the surface area of a prism.

Differentiated objectives:

  • Developing learners will be able to draw the net of a prism.
  • Secure learners will be able to calculate the surface area of a given prism.
  • Excelling learners will be able to solve unfamiliar problems using their knowledge of calculating the volume of a prism.

Main: Walkthrough examples followed by practice questions on worksheets. All solutions given on PPT and in worksheet format.

By cparkinson3

Adding & Subtracting Negative Numbers a Mastery Approach

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 https://sites.google.com/view/sharing-maths/
Please find out more about Teaching with a Mastery Approach.

By rosemaryhobson

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

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 was to answering the 3 mark exam question with ease!

If you use this lesson i’d be really interested in your feedback. Hope it goes well :-)

By RustyMaths

GCSE 1-9 Ratio & Bar Modelling Lessons

I have created a series of lessons designed to help pupils cope with wordy ratio problems using the Singaporean bar modelling method.
By bucko88

Maths Division using Bar Modelling

Maths Division using Bar Modelling

Differentiated Worksheet

By tramihoang

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