Ten for ten materials, (ten minutes a day for ten days), were witten as a holiday revision package for use prior to the KS3 tests with pupils working towards achieving Level 5 . It was intended that pupils and parents / carers / friends work together.
There are twelve Add-ons, each covering one of the major areas of mathematics drawn from the level 46 Key Stage 3 National Curriculum test papers, with a particular emphasis on those areas crucial for achieving level 5.
Snappers are short, whole-class interactive activities based around key areas of mathematics pitched at levels 4 and 5.
Stingers are KS3 test questions to stimulate whole class discussion and promote problem solving. They let both teacher and pupils focus on a learning objective and assess pupils knowledge and understanding. The material is particularly relevant to pupils targeting level 5. It is important to allow discussion by members of the class and wherever possible allow pupils the opportunity to explain their reasoning to the whole class.
Lesson plans and resources are provided for the following topics.
These lessons are designed to support teachers working with Year 9 pupils who need to consolidate work to secure level 5. They are not appropriate for the majority of pupils in Year 9 who are already at level 5 or above and who are working on the main Year 9 teaching programme for mathematics. Most of the lessons are drawn from existing Key Stage 3 Strategy materials to support the main Year 8 mathematics teaching programme together with Year 9 booster lessons. The following lesson plans and resources are included: