Year 8 Maths

  • Use written methods to multiply up a 3 figure by a 2 figure number and divide by a number up to 12.
  • Add and subtract decimals up to 2 decimal places and use knowledge to solve worded/functional questions including questions involving money.
  • Use a calculator to solve single operation problems. (Practical/functional problems).
  • Understand common factors, multiples, primes and square numbers.
  • Calculate unitary fractions of an amount.
  • Understand the rules and notation of algebra.
  • Begin to use simple formulae expressed in words.
  • Solve single operation equations by using inverse operations. i.e.( x – 5 = 7)
  • Substitute into simple expressions.
  • Use and interpret co-ordinates in 4 quadrants. Draw and describe horizontal and vertical lines of the form x = 2 and y = -3
  • Simplify expressions by collecting like terms. (only positive)
  • Continue the sequence and describe the pattern of a linear sequence.
  • Convert miles to kilometres and pounds to kilograms. Answer functional problems using the conversions.
  • Measure and draw angles using a protractor. Draw circles using a pair of compasses given the radius or diameter. Draw basic scale drawings of room plans. i.e. (ground floor room or house plan)
  • Reflect shapes and describe the reflections in horizontal and vertical lines
  • Understand the terms the terms edges, faces and vertices.
  • Calculate the area of a triangle.
  • Use mode and range to compare 2 distributions of data.
  • Design a grouped tally chart to collect discrete data .i.e. (Marks scored in a test)
  • Draw and interpret dual bar charts.
  • Use basic Venn diagrams.
  • Interpret 2 way tables and complete pre drawn 2 way tables.
  • Calculate basic probabilities written as a fraction.
  • Round numbers to the nearest integer, to a given power of ten, to one significant figure and to one or two decimal places; estimate answers to one- stage calculations including problems involving money and measurement.
  • Use the term cube; recall the cubes of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; use index notation for simple integer powers.
  • Understand equivalent fractions, simplifying a fraction (including mixed numbers) by cancelling all common factors; multiply a fraction by an integer or a unit fraction.
  • Use the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages in context; solve simple percentage problems including increase and decrease.
  • Express one quantity as a fraction or percentage of another.
  • Use the four operations with positive and negative integers.
  • Solve problems involving substitution of positive numbers into simple algebraic formulas.
  • Solve simple linear equations in which the unknown appears on either side of the equation.
  • Manipulate algebraic expressions by collecting like terms.
  • Use tables to plot graphs of linear functions given explicitly.
  • Construct triangles using a ruler and protractor only given information about their sides and angles; use a straight edge and compasses to construct triangles with given sides including equilateral triangles.
  • Use and interpret maps and scale drawings, including four-figure grid references and estimating distances and areas; use bearings to specify direction.
  • Classify quadrilaterals by their geometric properties.
  • Explore the geometry of cuboids (including cubes) and shapes made from cuboids; find the volumes of cuboids, recalling the formula; draw and interpret the net of a cuboid.
  • Understand that rotations are specified by a centre and an angle; complete the rotation symmetry of 2-D shapes; measure the angle of rotation using right angles and simple fractions of a turn.
  • List all outcomes for single events, and for two successive events, in a systematic way; find probabilities. Use the fact that the probability of not happening is 1 – probability of happening.
  • Use and interpret the statistical measures mode, median, mean and range for discrete and continuous data, including comparing distributions.
  • Construct and interpret pie charts.