Year 8 Maths: what your child learns

The curriculum for Maths in Year 8

Here is an overview of the Year 8 math curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England:

  1. Number and Calculation:
    • Extending knowledge of numbers to include positive and negative integers, decimals, and fractions.
    • Performing calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers, including decimals and fractions.
    • Exploring and applying the concepts of ratio, proportion, and percentages in various contexts.
    • Developing fluency in mental calculations and using efficient written methods for calculations.
  2. Algebra:
    • Expanding understanding of algebraic expressions and equations.
    • Simplifying and manipulating algebraic expressions, including factorizing and expanding.
    • Solving linear equations and inequalities with one variable.
    • Recognizing and extending number patterns and sequences.
    • Representing and analyzing mathematical relationships using graphs, tables, and formulae.
  3. Geometry and Measures:
    • Understanding and applying properties of angles, including angles in parallel lines, triangles, and polygons.
    • Calculating perimeter, area, and volume of 2D and 3D shapes.
    • Applying Pythagoras’ theorem to solve problems involving right-angled triangles.
    • Understanding and using transformations, such as translations, rotations, and reflections.
    • Converting between units of measurement for length, area, volume, mass, and time.
  4. Statistics and Probability:
    • Collecting, organizing, and interpreting data using various graphical representations.
    • Calculating and interpreting measures of central tendency and spread, such as mean, median, mode, range, and interquartile range.
    • Understanding probability concepts, including experimental and theoretical probability.
    • Solving problems involving probability and understanding the concepts of independent and dependent events.
  5. Ratio and Proportion:
    • Applying the concepts of direct and inverse proportion to solve problems.
    • Using ratio notation and understanding scaling factors.
    • Converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages.
    • Applying ratio and proportion in real-life contexts, such as scale drawing, recipes, and financial calculations.
  6. Problem Solving and Reasoning:
    • Developing problem-solving skills and strategies to tackle complex mathematical problems.
    • Applying logical reasoning, critical thinking, and creativity to solve mathematical problems.
    • Communicating mathematical ideas and solutions effectively using appropriate mathematical language and notation.
    • Exploring real-life applications of mathematics and solving problems in various contexts.

This overview provides a general idea of the topics covered in the Year 8 math curriculum, focusing on the development of mathematical skills, problem-solving abilities, and application of concepts in real-life situations.


Ratios, rates and proportions-Online Practice Question

Understanding fractions-Online Practice Question

Operations with fractions-Online Practice Question

Geometric measurement-Online Practice Question

Two-dimensional figures-Online Practice Question

Unit of measurement-Online Practice Question

Data and graphs –Online Practice Question

Expression  & Properties –Online Practice Question

Transformations and congruence-Online Practice Question

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