These 10 lessons are designed to support teachers working with Year 8 pupils who need to secure level 5 at the end of Year 9. They are not appropriate for those pupils in Year 8 who are working on the main Year 8 teaching programme. When using the lessons, teachers need to take into account pupils prior knowledge and experience of the topics. Most of the lessons are drawn from existing Key Stage 3 Strategy materials that support the main Year 7 mathematics teaching programme. The following lesson plans and resources are in the pack:
Lesson | Description | Source |
Lesson 8N1.1 | Solving number problems 1 | Transition unit: calculation and problem solving lesson 1 |
Lesson 8N1.2 | Solving number problems 2 | Transition unit: calculation and problem solving lesson 2 |
Lesson 8N2.1 | Exploring calculation methods | Transition unit: calculation and problem solving lesson 5 |
Lesson 8N3.1 | Fraction operators | Year 7 fractions and ratio: mini-pack key lesson plan: fraction operators and resource FR1 |
Lesson 8A2.1 | Using symbols to represent unknown numbers | Constructing and solving linear equations: Year 7 booklet lesson 7A.1 |
Lesson 8N4.1 | Calculation methods | Transition unit: calculation and problem solving lesson 3 |
Lesson 8N4.2 | Solving calculation problems | Transition unit: calculation and problem solving lesson 4 |
Lesson 8N5.1 | Fractions, decimals and percentages 1 | New transition lessons: fractions, decimals and percentages lesson 5.1 |
Lesson 8N5.2 | Fractions, decimals and percentages 2 | New transition lessons: fractions, decimals and percentages lesson 5.2 |
Lesson 8A4.1 | Constructing simple equations | Key Stage 3 Strategy mathematics launch materials Arithmagons lesson (Tom) |