Math Year 8

Welcome to Year 8

Term Two

Dear Guardians and Students,

On behalf on Ms. Gloria and myself, we welcome you to Term Two Year 8 Mathematics class for the 2017-2018 academic year. Together, with our hard work and commitment to provide a high quality learning environment, we are looking forward to a great year together.

The Year 8 students are following the Cambridge Curriculum for Mathematics, focusing on a number of skills that are distributed through term 1, term 2 and term 3. Throughout these terms, students will be given many opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of the skills delivered. For more details about the grading structure of term 2, please open and download the file below. Since Term 1, we have also included Google Classroom which is an excellent resource for revision. Thank you to Ms. Gloria for always keeping it updated.

Success in our class is based on many factors and the two most important are the student's attendance as well as the understanding of the skills delivered. Students are encouraged to actively participate during class and follow up with homework at home. If unsure, please make it your duty to ask questions during or after class as we all apply the open door policy.

Finally, kindly note that the best way to stay informed in our maths classes is to check our Year 8 Maths page (this page)which is updated on a weekly basis. 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 best wishes,

Ms. Gloria and Mr. John

Curriculum Guide 2017-2018

Mathematics - Year 8 Curriculum Subject Guide.docx
Year 8 Assessment Schedule Term 2 2017-2018.docx

Assessment Schedule


School calendar for 2017 - 2018

Week 4

21-25 January 2018

Shapes and Geometric reasoning

Making Scale Drawings. Page 92-93 Exercise 8.5 Numbers 1-6 (Sunday, 21 January 2018)

Simplifying expressions and solving expressions

Collecting like terms. Page 96-97. Exercise 9.1 Numbers 1-6

Expanding brackets. Page 98. Exercise 9.2 Numbers 1-5

Constructing and solving equations. Page 99-100 Numbers 1-4

End-of-unit-review Page 102 Numbers 1-8

Collecting like terms

Solving equations

Expanding /simplifying brackets

Something interesting!!

I was asked in class, which is the correct spelling: Metre or meter??? So I thought I would shed more light on the differences in spelling between the US and the British usages of words Hope this helps. Enjoy!


We wish all the Year 11's and 12's a successful mock examination.


The Year 8 student who answers this question correctly, will be treated to a 15 minute "freetime" during one of our lessons. ( I will throw in a chocolate too!)

Question: Name Mr. John's famous Science fiction author? (Hint: SK??)

(You are allowed only one chance!!)

After school activity

Every Monday from 2:00pm -2:45pm.

Maths Olympiad

Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00pm till 2:45pm.

Olympiad #3

Sunday, 21st January 2018

Lesson 6

Location: Upstairs Library

We were extremely happy to see so many parents on the 10 January 2018 at the Parent's evening. Once again, parents have shown that they are an integral party to their children's education. We salute you.

This term is shorter than term 1. However, we still have a much to do. Hang in there because we also know that you are all survivors and overcomers. We encourage you to work hard and smart and remain focused on YOUR success in Year 8. Our theme for this term is, ' I can do it."


Our first assessment was on the 15th January 2017.

Feedback on Assessment 1

Most of you did well. (above 75%) However, there are still those of you who are not making use of google classroom. On google classroom we have over 50 worksheets. You have to work daily on these. These worksheets are also to prepare you for the end of the year exam.

On Monday, 22 January 2018, we will be doing our second classroom assessment. This will be a practical assessment done in class. Ms. Gloria and Mr. John will prepare you on Sunday for this. It will deal with scale drawings. ( Page 92-93)

Secondary Library

Battle of the Books is here!

This is an exciting event held in the schools library wherein teams of students, ranging form year 4 - 12, test their detailed knowledge of selected books. Teams face-off each other as they compete to win the Ultimate Battle Title. This is an annual event and is organised by the schools librarians and BoB committee. This is a fun and engaging way for students and teachers to get excited about reading while also building confidence and teamwork skills.

The Battle of the Books will launch on Sunday, 21 January 2018.

Library Hours

6:45-7:05am | 1st & 2nd breaks | 1:50-2:20pm

Here are a few tips on good study habits

Good study habits.docx

I know that you will be disappointed to hear the following.............................Our mid-term break starts on 28 January 2018 till 3 February 2018. I agree with all my students...we will miss school! Be brave!!

Some great maths websites!

Maths websites.docx

Make use of these websites. If you have a few websites that are really good, let us know.

Student joke/riddle of the week - submitted by students for students

One of these faces WILL be the result of your send in some good ones for a good result! Please mention if you want your name to be published!! Joke, riddles or a funny story must be submitted by Wednesday of each week. (Mr. John) or (Ms. Gloria)

The skeleton canceled the gallery showing of his skull-ptures because his heart wasn’t in it (Raghad)

Mother: "How was school today, Patrick?"

Patrick: "It was really great mum! Today we made explosives!"

Mother: "Ooh, they do very fancy stuff with you these days. And what will you do at school tomorrow?"

Patrick: "What school?"

2 students submitted the following. 

  • Practice good password management. ...
  • Never leave your devices unattended.
  • Always be careful when clicking on attachments or links in email.
  • Be conscientious of what you plug in to your computer. Malware can be spread through infected flash drives, external hard drives, and even smartphones.
  • Watch what you’re sharing on social networks. Criminals can befriend you and easily gain access to a shocking amount of information—where you go to school, where you work, when you’re on vacation—that could help them gain access to more valuable data.

Important information to make life easier at school

Head of School : Ms. Sandy

Principal : Mr.Andrew

Assistant Principal (Pastoral) : Mr. Thomas

Assistant principal (Academic) : Mr. Matthew

21stCentury Learning Co-ordinator : Ms. Mareena

Counselor (Years 7, 8 and 9) : Ms. Victoria (Tori)

School Doctor : Dr.Noha Elsayed

Year 8 Mathematics Teacher : Ms. Gloria

Mathematics Teacher /Head of Year 8 : Mr. John

Tel: (+974) 44883806 / 44883807

School Email: