Year 7 - Key Objectives


Know and use the order of operations, including brackets.
Consolidate and extend mental methods of calculation to include decimals, fractions and percentages
Check a result by considering whether it is of the right order of magnitude
Multiply and divide three-digit by two-digit whole numbers;
Multiplying and dividing decimals with one or two places by single-digit whole numbers.
simplify fractions by cancelling all common factors and identify equivalent fractions;
recognise the equivalence of percentages, fractions and decimals


Use letter symbols to represent unknown numbers or variables;
Understand that algebraic operations follow the same conventions and order as arithmetic operations
Plot the graphs of simple linear functions

Shape and Space

convert one metric unit to another (e.g. grams to kilograms);
read and interpret scales on a range of measuring instruments.
Identify parallel and perpendicular lines; know the sum of angles at a point, on a straight line and in a triangle,

Handling Data

Understand and use the probability scale from 0 to 1; find and justify probabilities based on equally likely outcomes in simple contexts;
Compare two simple distributions using the range and one of the mode, median or mean

Using and Applying

Break a complex calculation into simpler steps, choosing and using appropriate and efficient operations, methods
Explain and justify methods and conclusions