## What does Key Stage 3 Level 5 in Mathematics mean?

You receive your child’s report card and it says that they are working at Level 5 in Mathematics. Brilliant you think, but what does it mean?

Formal assessments or observations in lessons would have been made to assess whether a learner has satisfied the criteria to be awarded a level 5. Some of the things that they need to do is defined below;

· Multiply and divide whole numbers by 10, 100 and 1000

· Add and subtract negative numbers

· Put numbers is order including negative numbers

· Add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers like 19.75 and 34.21

· Simplify a fraction

· Work out a fraction or percentage of a number

· Multiply or divide a three digit number by a two digit number

· Use inverse operations of approximation to check my answers

· Use simple formulae like C=2n+4

· Use co-ordinates in all four quadrants

· Measure and draw angles to the nearest degree

· Remember the metric to imperial conversions

· Use and understand the formula for the area of a rectangle

· Find the mean of discrete data

· Use the range and one of the averages to compare two sets of data

· Say what diagrams and graphs show

· Use the probability scale from 0 to 1

· Understand that experiments don’t always have the same outcome