Maths is taught to all pupils in Year 8, with classes set according to ability. This allows teachers to differentiate the work accordingly. The Year 8 SOW intends to recap and build upon skills learnt in Year 7, as well as introduce new topics, making connections across different areas of Maths. We aim to develop mathematical fluency, reasoning and enable our pupils to be competent in solving problems.

**UNIT 1 – TYPES OF NUMBER**

Exploring types of number

- Recognise and use different types of number.
- Find and use multiples and lowest common multiples (LCM).
- Find and use factors and highest common factors (HCF).
- Working with prime numbers.

**UNIT 2 – DEVELOPING GEOMETRIC REASONING**

Using angles in a variety of situations

- Understand angle facts on straight lines, around a point, in triangles and quadrilaterals.
- Understand and use the equality of vertically opposite angles.
- Investigate angles in parallel lines.

**UNIT 3 – PROBABILITY AND SETS**

Working with probability and introducing set notation

- Know and use the vocabulary of probability.
- Use sample space diagrams to find probabilities.
- Use two way tables to find probabilities.
- Use Venn diagrams to find probabilities.
- Understand and use set notation.

**UNIT 4 – RATIO AND SCALE**

Exploring ratio and using to solve problems

- Understand and use ratio notation.
- Express ratios in their simplest form.
- Divide amounts in a given ratio.
- Compare ratios and fractions.

**UNIT 5 – MULTIPLICATIVE CHANGE**

**Working with direct proportion**

- Solve problems involving direct proportion.
- Explore conversion graphs.
- Convert between currencies.
- Explore relationship between similar shapes.
- Draw and interpret scale diagrams.

**UNIT 6 – EXPRESSIONS AND BRACKETS**

Working with algebraic expressions

- Form algebraic expressions.
- Substitute into algebraic expressions.
- Simplify algebraic expressions.
- Expand and simplify expressions with brackets.
- Factorise into a single bracket.

**UNIT 7 – MULTIPLYING AND DIVIDING FRACTIONS**

**Further work with fractions**

- Multiply integers and fractions.
- Divide integers and fractions.
- Understand and use the reciprocal.
- Multiply and divide mixed numbers.

**UNIT 8 – WORKING IN THE CARTESIAN PLANE**

Working with coordinates

- Work with coordinates in all four quadrants.
- Find the midpoints of line segments.
- Plot and recognise straight line graphs.
- Explore and calculate gradients of lines.
- Explore non-linear graphs.

**UNIT 9 – INDICES**

Exploring expressions involving powers

- Simplify expressions involving indices
- Using the Multiplication and Division Laws of Indices

**UNIT 10 – REPRESENTING DATA**

**Working with different types of data**

- Draw and interpret scatter graphs.
- Identify non-linear relationships.
- Know and identify different types of data.
- Working with frequency tables

**UNIT 11 – EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES**

Exploring and solving equations and inequalities

- Form and solve equations with and without brackets.
- Form and solve simple inequalities.
- Know the difference between an expression, equation, formula and identity.

**UNIT 12 – STANDARD INDEX FORM**

**Exploring and working with numbers in standard form**

- Converting between ordinary numbers and numbers on standard form.
- Calculating with numbers in standard form.

**UNIT 13 – LINE SYMMETRY**

**Reflecting shapes**

- Recognising line symmetry.
- Reflecting shapes in horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines.