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Mathematics learning objectives

Blue emphasised text signifies Year 9 extension objectives.

The 'example' links below objectives connect to a supplement of examples that illustrate what pupils should know and be able to do within a particular strand by the end of the year.

Year 7Year 8Year 9

2 Number

2.6 Written calculation methods

use efficient written methods to add and subtract whole numbers and decimals with up to two places
examples (48.50 KB)
use efficient written methods to add and subtract integers and decimals of any size, including numbers with differing numbers of decimal places
examples (88.40 KB)
multiply and divide three-digit by two-digit whole numbers; extend to multiplying and dividing decimals with one or two places by single-digit whole numbers
examples (94.37 KB)
use efficient written methods for multiplication and division of integers and decimals, including by decimals such as 0.6 or 0.06; understand where to position the decimal point by considering equivalent calculations
examples (94.37 KB)
use efficient written methods to add and subtract integers and decimals of any size; multiply by decimals; divide by decimals by transforming to division by an integer
examples (94.37 KB)