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Preparing for the End of Key Stage Tests in Mathematics

Price: £35.00
Age Range: KS3

Activities consolidate work done in KS3 to raise achievement in the EOKSTs, and guide Year 9 students who have not done important tests before.

Topics include: Rounding numbers to the nearest ten and hundred; Dealing with units of time in everyday situations; Adding and subtracting negative numbers; Probability through dice-rolling exercises; Effective techniques for collecting and representing data sets; Scatter diagrams and their interpretations.

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Size: 83 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 227 3
Author(s): Gerald Major
Code: PEKM
Popularity rank: 248

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Contents List


Number And Algebra

  • 7 FIFTY-SIX This confidence-building lesson sees students using addition, subtraction and multiplication to solve number problems.
  • 9 CAN THEY ALL GO? A stimulating approach to dividing three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers without recourse to a calculator.
  • 11 LETTERS TO POST Students learn the skills of rounding to the nearest ten, and to the nearest hundred, by following well-worked practical examples.
  • 13 CATCH THAT TRAM Exercises of gradually increasing complexity give students the confidence to deal with standard units of time in everyday situations.
  • 15 MONEY PROBLEMS Using monetary examples proves an ideal way to help students grasp the addition and subtraction of decimals.
  • 17 ENVELOPES Students learn to round decimals to whole numbers, and how to check if their answers are reasonable.
  • 19 SELL YOUR YO-YO A stimulating scenario helps students master how to find percentages of monetary amounts.
  • 21 PATIO DESIGN This thought-provoking lesson sees students learning to calculate fractions of given quantities. They also explore equivalent fractions.
  • 23 PAY THE BILL! Students develop their estimating skills as they solve problems without calculators, and learn how to check their answers for reasonableness.
  • 25 PARKING PLACE Students learn the technique of checking solutions by applying inverse operations to their answers.
  • 27 PRIZE SHARE-OUT Practical exam preparation as students learn to answer written questions by applying multiplication and division in the appropriate places.
  • 29 FINDING FACTORS Factors are explored through number patterns.
  • 31 MULTIPLES AND MORE This thought-provoking session sees students discovering multiple and square numbers.
  • 33 MATCHSTICKS An enjoyable look at the way number patterns work and how they can be described.
  • 35 ZIGZAG PATTERNS Further work on number patterns.
  • 37 THE LETTER L Students learn to express mathematical rules in words, and discover how simple formulae may be constructed.

Shape, Space And Measures

  • 39 SKIRTING AROUND Any confusion over metric measurement will be cleared up by this simple, well-explained sheet.
  • 41 HIGH-JUMP A straightforward look at how to convert metric measurements to imperial, and vice versa.
  • 43 MIRROR TRICKS Techniques that allow students to identify lines of symmetry in two-dimensional shapes.
  • 45 SURROUND AROUND A simple yet effective look at perimeter measurement by counting.
  • 47 TILE AWAY Students are shown how to calculate the area of a two-dimensional shape by counting.

Handling Data

  • 49 SPINNERS An enjoyable look at the concept and use of the probability scale from 0-1.
  • 51 ROLL THE DICE! More probability puzzles as students identify all the outcomes from an experiment and learn to express these as a probability fraction.
  • 53 STRAWBERRIES A stimulating look at how data can be grouped and represented in frequency diagrams - and how these may be interpreted.
  • 55 SUNSHINE TIME A well-worked practical example shows students how to apply mean, range and median when interpreting data sets.
  • 57 FAVOURITES An ICT-based lesson in which students see how to construct pie charts from raw data given as percentages.
  • 59 PAPER CLIPS 1 Students learn effective techniques for collecting and representing data sets.
  • 61 PAPER CLIPS 2 Students learn more effective techniques for collecting and representing data sets.

EXTENSION LESSONS exploring certain topics in greater depth for more able students:

Number And Algebra

  • 63 DOWN BELOW This practical sheet instills the techniques for adding and subtracting negative numbers.
  • 65 GAME CITY A practical lesson in the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • 67 THE LINE-UP A stimulating lesson that introduces and explores the concept of equations as lines.
  • 69 IN THE BRACKET This challenging session teaches students how to multiply out brackets, and shows how this leads to simplification.
  • 71 WHAT'S IN A FRACTION? A clear exposition of the addition, subtraction and multiplication of fractions.

Shape, Space And Measures

  • 73 CUBES A more challenging lesson in which students learn how to calculate the surface area of cuboids.

Handling Data

  • 75 ALL GOT SCATTERED This challenging sheet explores the concept of scatter diagrams and how they may be interpreted.
  • 77 PROBABLY MARBLES Students' grasp of probability is extended by this challenging lesson in which they employ diagrams to identify the probability of different outcomes.

Mental Tests

  • 78 HIGHER TIER TEST Questions, blank answer sheet, and completed answer sheet.
  • 81 LOWER TIER TEST Questions, blank answer sheet, and completed answer sheet.