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Key Stage 3 Mathematics

The Key Stage 3 Mathematics program at Mesaieed International School has been designed to encourage and foster an interest and enthusiasm for mathematics and to enable every student to be confident applying their knowledge when facing problems in the real world.

After their first half term in Year 7, students are placed in ability groups based upon Key Stage 2 data, diagnostic assessment data and information provided by the primary school. This setting enables us to vary the level and pace of the lesson, extending the more able and giving more individual help to those who require it.

In Key Stage 3 the department has its own schemes of work, based on the National Curriculum. Pupils are taught by an enthusiastic and experienced team of teachers. One of the sets is supported using a bank of specially designed ‘Academy’ and ‘Springboard’ material, which work to strengthen understanding of the basic concepts in mathematics. We are also supported by the school’s SEND team.

During each half term, all students are tested to assess progress. Every student’s progress is constantly monitored and set changes, although infrequent, are made from time to time where it is deemed appropriate for the student.

Mathematics contributes to the whole-school curriculum at Key Stage 3 by developing pupils’ abilities to:

·         calculate

·         reason logically, algebraically and geometrically

·         solve problems

·         handle data

Mathematics is important for pupils in many other areas of study within Mesaieed International School. Through the topics covered in their lessons throughout Key Stage 3, we aim to enable pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence throughout the rest of their lives. The Mathematics Department follows the ‘MyMaths’ scheme of work for Key Stage 3 and basic numeracy is developed and practiced in the class, supported by regular mental arithmetic testing.

The Mathematics Department subscribes annually to the www.Myimaths.com web site. The website can be accessed using the unique school login and password which will be given to every pupil at the beginning of the year.  Each pupil has their own unique user ID and password. Pupils can find lessons on every topic covered in class and can complete homework set which compliments the work covered in their lessons. Over the next few years, the website is to be use to promote the exciting concept of ‘flipped learning’ as key elements in the delivery and learning processes of mathematics.

 MyMathsKS3 overview