What will your child learn in Maths in year 8?

Term 1 – Properties of Numbers, Shapes & Measuress.
Term 2 – Statistics & Graphs, Expressions & Equations.
Term 3 – Decimals, Lines & Angles, Scale drawings.
Term 4 – Straight lines, Probability.
Term 5 – Real life graphs, Constructions & Loci.
Term 6 – Percentages, decimals & Fractions.

How will your child be assessed in Maths?
  • There will be an assessments at the end of each Unit of work.
  • Your child will be tested on all aspects of each Unit.
  • There will be an end of Year exam in Term 6 based on all the Units studied in Year 8.
  • Revision of the topics studied each term and practising the key skills will help students achieve good results.

 

How can you help your child?
  • Use opportunities to use Maths at home – eg money, bills, games.
  • Ask your child to explain what they have learnt in their Maths lessons.
  • Support your child when they are completing Independent Study ensuring it has been completed to the best of their ability.
  • Encourage your child to ask for help in school if they need it.
  • Show them your methods for completing calculations.
  • Use www.mymaths.co.uk for online help on topics.
  • Help them prepare for the termly assessments by going back over topics in their books and practising the skills
How will Independent Study be organised?
  • Independent Study will be set each week and should take about 30 minutes.  It will provide valuable practice of the key skills
  • It may be set on Mymaths or it may be a work sheet.
  • The IS will be recorded on Edmodo and can be accessed on Edmodo.
  • Students will receive feedback on their IS.
  • If your child finds the IS is too difficult they should seek help from their Maths teacher.
  • Feel free to help your child to understand and solve a problem if necessary.