KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Maths
Term 1Percentages, Comparing Statistical Distributions, Formulae & Polygons  
Students will learn to calculate simple interest, percentage increases and decreases, reverse percentages, repeated percentage change and compound interest. Students will use grouped frequency tables and construct frequency polygons. They will calculate statistics from given data and use this information to compare distributions. Students will learn to recognise misleading graphs. Students will collect, present and interpret data in order to test an hypothesis. Students will explore the properties of polygons, find internal and external angles of regular polygons and learn why some polygons tessellate and some do not.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1 topics (Calculator) Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Using Data, Applications of Graphs & Pythagoras   
Students will learn about scatter graphs and correlation. Draw and interpret cumulative frequency diagrams and estimate the mean from grouped data. They will use two-way tables to solve problems. Students will learn about step graphs, time graphs and exponential growth. Students will discover Pythagoras’ Theorem and use it to find missing sides in a right-angled triangle. They will use Pythagoras’ Theorem to solve problems.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1 and T2 topics (Calculator) Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Fractions, Algebra, Standard Form, Upper & Lower Bounds  
Students will review addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers. They use this knowledge and understanding to complete calculations using simple algebraic fractions. Students will learn how to expand the product of two and more brackets, factorise quadratic expressions and find the difference of two squares. Students will learn how to write numbers in standard form, and complete calculations involving standard form. They will learn how to calculate upper and lower bounds.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1, T2 and T3 topics (Non-calculator) Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Surface Area and Volume of Cylinders & Solving Equations Graphically  
Students will learn how to find the surface area and volume of a cylinder and of composite solids involving cylinders. Students will learn how to plot straight line graphs with and without a table. They will use graphs to solve simultaneous equations, quadratic equations and cubic equations.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1, T2, T3 and T4 topics (Calculator)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5 - DistanceVenn Diagrams, frequency trees, the Fibonacci sequence and other sequences and proportion
Students will explore and generalise Fibonacci type sequences and other sequences. Students will convert between fractions, ratios and percentages. They will be able to find the proportion of a shape that is shaded and solve problems involving proportion.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6 - DistanceForming and solving equations and GCSE calculation skills
Students will use their knowledge of area, perimeter and angle properties to form and solve algebraic equations. They will concentrate on improving their fluency when completing mathematical calculations and when using place value and rounding. Students will learn about systematic listing and the product rule for counting.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Z-Term 5Compound Units & Trigonometry  
Students will calculate measures of speed, distance, time, density, mass and volume. Students will learn how to find trigonometric ratios. They will use trigonometric ratios to find missing angles and lengths in right-angled triangles. They will use trigonometry to solve problems.
Assessment: 50 minute assessment on T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 topics (Calculator) Key Words and Terms
 
Z-Term 6Venn Diagrams & Frequency Trees, Sequences, Proportion & Circle Theorems  
Students will use Venn diagrams and frequency trees to solve problems. Students will learn how to find nth terms of quadratic sequences and those involving fractions and indices. Students will explore and generalise Fibonacci type sequences. Students will convert between fractions, ratios and percentages. They will be able to find the proportion of a shape that is shaded and solve problems involving proportion. Some students will explore the circle theorems and use these theorems to solve problems.
Assessment: End of year examination - two 50 minute assessments on all topics taught in Year 9 (Paper 1 non-calculator, Paper 2 calculator) Key Words and Terms
 

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