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Year 8 Mathematics Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

1

Ratio and Proportion, Algebra: Brackets, Arithmetic: Fractions and Percentages

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2

Probability – Two Events, Angles, Bearings and Maps, Formulae, Money and Time

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Spring Term

 

 

1

Straight Line Graphs , Polygons, Circles and Cylinders, Units of Measure 

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2

Speed, Distance and Time, Similarity, Questionnaires and Analysis

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Summer Term

 

 

1

Base Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Indices, Standard Form, Fractions and Percentages

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2

Indices and Standard Form, Linear Graphs and Equations, Probability, Transformations and Statistical diagrams 

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Assessments:

Autumn Term

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

GCSE grades 1 to 5

2 x 1 hour

Summer Term

 

 

CAT 3

GCSE grades 1 to 5

End of Year Exam

1 hour non-calculator

1 hour Calculator

½ hour Speed Test

In addition to the above there is a weekly revision sheet reinforcing core skills.

Main Resources:

Resource

Details 

Term 

Text books

MEP Books 8A and 8B

 

All

Recommended reading

Please see link on Maths home page

 

All

Recommended websites

http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/

http://www.mathsnetgcse.com/

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

All

Equipment

Pen, pencil, full geometry set and Casio scientific calculator

All

Enrichment opportunities:

Activity or trip

Time

Maths Challengers Club

Thursday lunchtime

Junior Maths Challenge

June

Junior House Maths Challenge

February

Junior Team Maths Challenge

March

 

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