Year 8 Mathematics

Pupils in this year group will be taught the following topics:


  • Apply the four operations to negative numbers
  • Convert numbers to and from standard form
  • Apply the multiplication and division power laws of indices
  • Convert between terminating decimals and fractions


  • Factorise an expression by taking out common factors
  • Change the subject of a formula when two steps are required
  • Find and use the nth term for a linear sequence
  • Solve linear equations with unknowns on both sides
  • Plot and interpret graphs of linear functions

Ratio, proportion and rates of change:

  • Find a relevant multiplier when solving problems involving proportion
  • Solve problems involving percentage change, including original value problems

Geometry and measures:

  • Apply the formulae for circumference and area of a circle
  • Find the volume of prisms


  • Calculate theoretical probabilities for single events


  • Find the mean, modes, range and mean of both discrete and continuous data and use these to compare at least 2 different sets of data

Pupils who meet age related expectations will be able to demonstrate the following (in relation to each topic):

  • Fluency in their knowledge and understanding of the mathematical rules relating to each topic area
  • Be able to reason mathematically by applying their knowledge to justifying answers and solving problems relating to each aspect covered.