Key Stage 3 Mathematics
Have you ever wondered when you will use mathematics in everyday life?
Our brand new exciting targeted schemes of learning have been developed by our experienced members of staff. These schemes allow learners to generate discussion, curiosity, understanding, empathy and problem solving processes. Our learners still learn topics relating to Number, Shape, Algebra and Statistics but, within every day scenarios that learners can relate to.
We learn our topics through the following themes:
- Term 1 - Ironman Wales
- Term 2 - Reducing Plastic Pollution
- Term 3 - Our School
Within Ironman Wales we are able to discuss distances including metric conversions, collecting and representing data, percentages and fractions of quantities etc. This is also being covered with the Health and Wellbeing faculty which allows our learners to deepen their level of understanding within different subjects.
Within term 2, we are able to focus on the Pembrokeshire recycling scheme by exploring the use of volume, bearings to find distressed animals where we use a variety of equipment including a protractor along with many more various topics.
Within term 3, we are able to use our school events to generate our schemes of learning. We use sports days, trips, musical productions, fetes, cake sales etc to help learners understand how mathematics can help with the facilitation of these events.
This exciting new curriculum also extends into the schemes of learning within year 8, where learners are working through the theme of resurrecting a derelict theme park. What rides would you have, and why? How can we enhance sales and profit?
Learners get to develop their creative skills with designing a new theme park, yet steered in the direction of developing maths skills such as probability, scale drawings, profit/loss, pricing, estimation etc...