 # Year 8 Learning

At New College Leicester, we believe that all students can achieve in mathematics. However, it is important to recognise that some students take longer than others to acquire new skills. We allow some flexibility in the curriculum for students to progress at an appropriate pace. This means that the content will not be covered at the same time for each group. Typically, students in Year 8 will be working through the topics listed below.

 Topic Key content Number Sense Multiplication Standard algorithms for multiplication and division The Distributive Law Negative numbers Multiplication and division of fractions and decimals Estimation Area of rectilinear shapes Algebraic representation Number Sense Indices Powers and roots Prime factor decomposition Hierarchies of operation Rational and irrational numbers Surds Laws of indices Standard form Number Sense Percentages Fractions, decimals and percentages Percentage calculations Percentage increase and decrease Simple and compound interest Reverse Percentages Into the Unknown Substitution Rearranging formulae Solving linear equations Functions Linear graphs Sequences Patterns and sequences Term-to-term rules Arithmetic and Geometric sequence Fibonacci sequences The nth term of a linear sequence The nth term of a quadratic sequence Ratio The unitary method Maps and scales Conversion between metric units Best buys Proportion Probability The probability scale Listing outcomes Fractions, decimals and percentages Sample space diagrams Independent and mutually exclusive events Tree diagrams Relative frequency Two-way tables Venn diagrams Geometry Angles and lines Parallel lines Angles in triangles Special quadrilaterals Angles in polygons Bearings