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Year 8

Maths at Year 8

Topics Covered per Half Term

Term Year 8 (Sets 1 and 2) Following DELTA 2
Autumn 1 

Factors and Powers

  • 1.1 Prime Factor Decomposition
  • 1.2 Laws of Indices
  • 1.3 STEM: Power of 10
  • 1.4 Calculating

Working with Powers

  • 2.1 Simplifying expressions
  • 2.2 More simplifying
  • 2.3 Expanding and factorising expressions
  • 2.4 Substituting and solving
Autumn 2

Fractions, Decimals and percentages

  • 6.1 Recurring Decimals
  • 6.2 Using Percentages
  • 6.3 Percentage Change
  • 6.4 STEM: Finance - Repeated percentage change

Probability

  • 8.1 Comparing probability
  • 8.2 Mutually exclusive outcomes
  • 8.3 Estimating probability
  • 8.4 Experimental probability
  • 8.5 Probability diagrams
  • 8.6 Tree diagrams
Spring 1

2-D shape and 3-D Solids

  • 3.1 Plans and Elevations
  • 3.2 Surface Area of Prisms
  • 3.3 Volume of Prisms
  • 3.4 Circumference of a circle
  • 3.5 Area of a Circle
  • 3.6 Cylinders
  • 3.7 Pythagoras' Theorem

Transformations

  • 5.1 Reflection and Translation
  • 5.2 Rotation
  • 5.3 Enlargement
  • 5.4 More enlargement
  • 5.5 STEM: Combining transformations
  • 5.6 2D and 3D solids
Spring 2

Scale drawing and Measure

  • 9.1 Maps and Scale
  • 9.2 Bearings
  • 9.3 Scales and Ratio
  • 9.4 Congruent and Similar Shapes
  • 9.5 Solving Geometry problems

Graphs

  • 10.1 Plotting linear Graphs
  • 10.2 The Gradient
  • 10.3 y = mx + c
  • 10.4 Parallel and perpendicular lines
  • 10.5 Inverse functions
  • 10.6 STEM: Non-linear graphs
Summer 1 

Real life graphs

  • 4.1 Direct Proportion
  • 4.2 STEM: Interpreting financial graphs
  • 4.3 Distance Time graphs
  • 4.4 Rates of Change
  • 4.5 Misleading Graphs
Summer 2 

EOY ASSESSMENT

Inequalities, Equations and Formulae

  • 3.1 Inequalities

DELTA 3

  • 3.2 Using Index Laws
  • 3.3 Solving Equations
  • 3.4 Changing the Subject
  • 3.5 Algebraic Fractions

Topics Covered per Half Term

Term Year 8 (Sets 3 and 4) Following THETA 2
Autumn 1

Number Skills (2)

  • 1.1 Calculations
  • 1.2 Calculations with negative integers
  • 1.3 Powers and Roots
  • 1.4 Powers, roots and brackets
  • 1.5 Multiples and Factors

Decimals and Ratio

  • 6.1 Ordering decimals and Rounding
  • 6.2 Place value calculations
  • 6.3 Calculations with decimals
  • 6.4 Ratio and proportion with decimals
  • 6.5 STEM: Using ratios
Autumn 2

Expressions and Equations

  • 4.1 Algebraic powers
  • 4.2 Expressions and brackets
  • 4.3 Factorising expressions
  • 4.4 One Step equations
  • 4.5 Two step equations
  • 4.6 The Balancing method

Lines and Angles (2)

  • 7.1 Quadrilaterals
  • 7.2 Alternate angles and proof
  • 7.3 Geometric problems
  • 7.4 Exterior and interior angles
  • 7.5 solving geometric problems
Spring 1

Area and Volume

  • 2.1 Area of a triangle
  • 2.2 Area of a parallelogram and trapezium
  • 2.3 Volume of cubes and cuboids
  • 2.4 3D Shapes
  • 2.5 Surface area of cubes and cuboids
  • 2.6 Problems and measures

Real life Graphs

  • 5.1 Conversion graphs
  • 5.2 Distance-time graphs
  • 5.3 Line graphs  
  • 5.4 Complex line graphs
  • 5.5 STEM: Graphs of functions
  • 5.6 More real-life graphs
Spring 2

Calculating with Fractions 

  • 8.1 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • 8.2 Multiplying Fractions
  • 8.3 Fractions, Decimals and reciprocals
  • 8.4 Dividing fractions
  • 8.5 Calculating with mixed numbers

Percentages, Decimals and Fractions 

  • 10.1 Fractions and Decimals
  • 10.2 Equivalent proportions
  • 10.3 Writing percentages
  • 10.4 Percentage of amounts
  • 10.5 STEM: Finance Solving problems
Summer 1

Statistics Graphs and Charts

  • 3.1 Pie Charts
  • 3.2 Using Tables
  • 3.3 Stem and leaf Diagrams
  • 3.4 Comparing data
  • 3.5 Scatter graphs
  • 3.6 STEM: Finance - Misleading graphs
Summer 2

EOY ASSESSMENT

Straight line Graphs

  • 9.1 Direct proportion on graphs
  • 9.2 Gradients
  • 9.3 Equations of straight lines
  • 9.4 STEM: Direct proportion problems