Math Year 8


It's not that I am so smart; its just that I stay with problems longer.

- Albert Einstein

Don't worry about your difficulties in Mathematics, i assure you that mine are greater.

- Albert Einstein

Mathematics is exercise for your left brain.


Updated 22/1/2020

Dear Parents and Students,

Ms Nour, Ms. Gloria and Ms. Irene welcome you to the 2019-2020 academic year. We understand that the students’ transition from Year 7 to Year 8 can be exciting. However, we believe that with your dedication, commitment and hard work we will provide a high quality learning environment and we are looking forward to a wonderful and successful year.

The Year 8 students are following the Mathematics Course book - Cambridge Checkpoint, Year 8, focusing on a number of skills that are distributed through Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3.

Success in this class is based on many aspects; the most important of which are a student's attendance, participation in class, and following up at home. If as a student you are confused, please make sure you ask questions during or after class. We have an open door policy at all times.

Finally, please note that the best way to know what is happening in our Mathematics classes is to check our Year 8 Math Google site or the Google classroom. For further questions, or if you would like to make an appointment with your son's/daughter's teacher, please contact the secondary school secretary to set a date.

Thank you, and we wish you the best of luck for the academic year ahead.

Ms. Nour:

Ms. Gloria:

Ms. Irene:

Curriculum Guide

Mathematics Year 8- Curriculum Subject Guide 2019.pdf

Standards covered in term 2

Nf1/2 Find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages by converting between them. Know that a recurring decimal is a fraction.

Nf3 Order fractions by writing with common denominator or dividing and converting to decimals.

Nf4 Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers, calculate fractions of a quantity. Multiply and divide fractions.

Nf5 Calculate and solve problems involving percentages of quantities and percentage increases and decreases.

Nf6 Use equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages to compare different quantities.

Nf7 Simplify ratios, divide a quantity into more than two parts in a given ratio.

Nf8 Use the unitary method to solve problems involving ratio and direct proportion.

Gs4 Identify alternate and corresponding angles.

Gs5/6 Solve geometrical problems using properties of angles, parallel and intersecting lines, and of triangles and special quadrilaterals.

MI1/2 Choose suitable units of measurement including units of mass, length and capacity. Know one kilometer is about 5/8 of a mile.

  • Topics to be covered in the week beginning 26th January 2020

Unit 14: Ratio and proportion

14.1 Simplifying ratios

14.2 Sharing in ratios

14.3 Solving problems

  • Assessments

Short assessment - Wednesday 29/1/2020


Unit 11: Percentages

11.3 Finding percentages

11.4 Using percentages

  • Notes:

Please check google classroom for further details and extra worksheets.

EMS Descriptors

EMS descriptors for students

Year 8 Math Book

Math Yr 8.pdf