# LGfL Mathematics website

27th January 20
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# Year 8

These materials were intended to support teachers in addressing the needs of those Year 8 pupils who entered Key Stage 3 having achieved the old national curriculum level 3 (or a low level 4) in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests in mathematics. It was expected that the pupils were likely to have followed the Year 7 intervention programme and have attained or be close to attaining level 4 in mathematics. With good teaching and targeted support many could attain level 5 in mathematics by the end of Key Stage 3.

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)