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These are the Year 8 Maths topics we cover.

  • Factors and prime numbers
  • Prime factors
  • Index notations
  • Highest Common factor and lowest common multiples
  • Squares and square roots
  • Revision of the four rules – Whole numbers
  • Revision of the four rules – Decimals
  • Order of operations
  • Problems in contexts
  • Rounding
  • Estimating
  • Calculator logics – Bracket and memory keys
  • Revision of operations with fractions
  • Problems in context
  • Converting fractions and percentages
  • Finding percentages
  • Increasing and decreasing quantities by a percentage
  • Percentage increase and decrease
  • Reverse percentage
  • Working with money
  • Expanding single brackets
  • Linear equations
  • Common factors
  • Expanding two brackets
  • Substitution with simple formulae
  • Substitution with complex equations
  • Non-linear equations
  • Changing the subject of a formula
  • Coordinates
  • Plotting points on straight lines
  • Plotting graphs given their equations
  • The equation of a straight line
  • The equation of a line given two points
  • Equivalent ratios
  • Direct proportions
  • Proportional divisions
  • Linear conversions
  • Inverse proportions
  • Common 2-D shapes and 3-D shapes
  • Isometric drawings
  • Plans and elevations
  • Nets and surface area of cubes and cuboids
  • Nets of prisms and pyramids
  • Pythagoras theorems
  • Calculating the length of the hypotenuse
  • Calculating the lengths of the other sides
  • Problems in context
  • Constructions and angles
  • Parallel and intersecting lines
  • 3-figure bearings
  • Scale drawings
  • Time – 24 hour clock
  • Angle facts
  • Angle properties of polygons
  • Symmetry
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Introduction to circles
  • Estimating the circumference of a circle
  • Estimating the area of a circle
  • Formulae for circumference and area
  • Volume and surface area of a cylinder
  • Estimating metric units of length, mass and capacity
  • Conversion between metric units
  • Estimating imperial units of length, mass and capacity
  • Conversion between metric and imperial units
  • Speed
  • Calculating speed, distance and time
  • Solving problems with mixed units
  • Distance-time graphs
  • Other compound measures
  • Enlargement
  • Similar shapes
  • Line, area and volume ratios
  • Maps and scale models
  • Revision of basic probability of single event
  • Outcome with two events
  • Probability using listings
  • Multiplicative law for independent event
  • Conditional probability
  • Frequency tables – Discreet ungrouped data
  • Mean, median, mode and range
  • Scatter graphs

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