# KS3 Skills School Maths (Yr 8)

## Mid-term and Final  Assessments

Autumn Term 1

Number, Place Value and Calculation

Identifying different Types of Number

Understanding the value of digits.

Use mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction.

• Read, write and order numbers up to 10 million and determine the value of each digit.
• Compare numbers using the symbols = < > ≤ ≥
• Use simple negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
• Position negative numbers on a number line and compare using the symbols = < > ≤ ≥
• Round whole numbers to given degrees of accuracy
• Ordering and rounding negative numbers
• Understand and use a range of mental methods
• Add numbers together in different ways.
• Add and subtract using formal written methods.
• Check answers using inverse operations.
• Solve problems involving time and money.
• Round whole numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000
• Understand and use a range of mental methods of computation.

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Autumn Term 2

Number, Place Value and Calculation

Understanding and using function machines

Use mental and written strategies for multiplication.

• Identify and understand factors, multiples and prime numbers.
• Recognise multiples of 2, 5, 10 and 25.
• Identifying primes, factors, multiples, HCF and LCM
• Understand powers, roots and brackets
• Recognise square numbers
• Understand the difference between multiples, factors and primes.
• Recall multiplication facts and their associated division facts.
• Use mental and written strategies for multiplication.
• Use 4 operations to solve problems.
• Four operations with whole numbers.
• Check answers using inverse operations.
• Multiplication and division of a 3digit by 1 or 2 digit number
• Find the HCF and LCM of two numbers.
• Use approximation to estimate division calculations.
• Recognise and use square numbers and square roots.
• Solve problems involving perimeter and area.
• Use the order of operations including brackets

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Spring Term 1

Number, Place Value and fractions, decimals and percentages.

Order of calculations with and without a calculator

Rounding, ordering decimals and four operations with decimals

Compare and simplify fractions.

• Consolidate and extend mental calculation methods, including decimals.
• Order and compare decimals and carry out four operations using decimals.
• Recognise recurring decimals
• Work out simple fractions of amounts.
• Know how to simplify fractions
• Add and subtract fractions including mixed number fractions.
• Compare and order fractions using equivalents.
• Multiply and divide fractions by whole numbers and fractions
• Round amounts on a calculator to 2 decimal places.
• Change fractions to percentages
• Calculate percentages of a quantity
• Four operations with fractions and mixed numbers
• Solve problems including number up to 3d.p
• Finding equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions
• Calculating fractions, percentages and decimals & real-life problems
• Work with equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.
• Fractions, percentages and decimals and real-life problems
• Use a calculator to solve multiplication and division problems.
• Solve problems which require percentage and decimal equivalents
• Solve problems involving percentage increase and decrease

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Spring Term 2

Ratio and proportion

Probability and

Algebra

Forming and simplifying algebraic expressions

Writing and forming 1 and 2 step equations

Use direct proportion to solve simple problems

• Recognise and describe number patterns for adding and subtracting sequences
• Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions by taking out common factors
• Substitute into a familiar formula.
• Expanding and factorising expressions
• Forming and solving equations including indices
• Understand and use the relationship between ratio and proportion.
• Writing and simplifying ratios
• Use fractions and percentages to compare proportions
• Use ratios and measures.
• Use direct proportion to solve problems
• Generating a sequence from a rule and finding the nth term of arithmetic sequence
• Solving equations with unknowns on both sides
• Solving equations with brackets
• Use trial and improvement to find solutions to 1 d.p.
• Reduce a three-part ratio to its simplest form by cancelling.
• Split by ratios and use the unitary method.
• Calculate and compare probabilities

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Summer Term 1

Geometry and measure

Perimeter Area and Volume

Choosing the correct units to measure and reading scales

Identifying parallel and perpendicular lines

Understand and identify line and rotational symmetry of regular polygons

• Measuring, drawing and labelling lines, angles and triangles accurately
• Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals
• Use a compass directions and amount of turn.
• Recognise acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
• Estimate the size of angles.
• Using maps, scales and bearings to solve a problem
• Translate shapes in all four quadrants
• Recognise line and rotational symmetry
• Identifying quadrilaterals using their properties
• Plans and elevations of 3D shapes
• Area and perimeter of rectangles and simple 2D shapes including compound shapes
• Use the formula to find the volume of a cuboid.
• Circumference and area of a circle
• Using angles facts to find missing angles in 3 and 4 sided shapes
• Estimate, measure and identify the type of angle
• Find missing angle around a point and on a straight line.
• Calculating interior and exterior angles of polygons
• Simple transformation of shapes (rotational and reflective)
• Area of triangles, rectangles, parallelograms and trapezia
• Draw Nets, apply properties surface area
• Calculate volume of 3D shapes
• Find and solve problems of perimeter of rectangles and regular polygons

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.

Summer Term 2

Statistics

Problem

Solving and

investigations

Representing and analysing data

• Read and construct grouped tally charts and frequency tables.
• Draw, read and interpret line graphs.
• Interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of ungrouped and group discrete and continuous data through appropriate graphical representations.
• Complete, read and interpret information in tables and timetables
• Choose appropriate averages for a set of data.
• Finding the averages and range from tables and graphs
• Estimate then calculate the mean for grouped data
• Solve problems involving more than one mathematical function.
• Drawing graphs from equation and from real-life data
• Rotate and translate shapes
• Representing Data and analysing data
• Calculating and comparing Averages and range
• Find the mean of a set of data.
• Reading, plotting and linear graphs of simple functions and real-life situations
• Solve problems involving time and money using a calculator

Beginning of term Assessment – Prior learning doddle assessment

Mid Term Assessment – doddle assessment

End Assessment – Examination question testing skills that are specifically linked to the units.