ICSE Class 8 Maths Syllabus

ICSE Class 8 Maths Syllabus is provided here for students of Class 8 to learn the topics of Mathematics properly and for the best learning experience, as offered by the ICSE curriculum. Keep a check on the ICSE Syllabus while studying and make sure that you donâ€™t miss out on any topic during your preparation.

The syllabus of ICSE Class 8 Mathematics is given below.

Theme 1: Number System

1) Rational Numbers

• Properties of rational numbers (including identities). Using the general form of expression to describe properties
• Representation of rational numbers on the number line
• Between any two rational numbers, there lies another rational number
• Word problem

2) Exponents Powers

• Laws of exponents with integral powers
• Square and Square roots using the factor method and division method for numbers containing
• no more than total 4 digits
• no more than 2 decimal places
• Cubes and cubes roots (only factor method for numbers containing at most 3 digits)

3) Playing with numbers

• Writing and understanding a 2 and 3-digit numbers in the generalised form (100a + 10b + c, where a, b, c can be only digit 0-9) and engaging with various puzzles children to solve and create problems and puzzles.
• Deducing the divisibility test rules of 2, 3, 5, 9, 10 for a two or three-digit number expressed in the general form.

Â 4) Sets

• Union and intersection of sets
• Disjoint-set
• Complement of a set

Theme 2: Ratio and Proportion

• Slightly advanced problems involving applications on percentages, profit & loss, overhead expenses, Discount, tax.
• Difference between simple and compound interest (compounded yearly up to 3 years or half-yearly up to 3 steps only)
• Direct and inverse variations â€“ Simple and direct word problems
• Time and work problems – Simple and direct word problems

Theme 3: Algebra

• Algebraic Expressions
• Multiplication and division of algebraic expression (Coefficient should be integers)
• Identities (a Â± b)2 = a2Â± 2ab + b2, a2 â€“ b2 = (a â€“ b) (a + b).
• Properties of in equalities.
• Factorisation (simple cases only) as examples of the following types a(x + y), (x Â± y)2, a2 â€“ b2, (x + a)(x + b)
• Solving linear equations in one variable in contextual problems involving multiplication and division (word problems) (avoid complex coefficient in the equations)

Theme 4: Geometry

Understanding shapes:

i. Properties of quadrilaterals â€“ Angle Sum property
ii. Properties of a parallelogram (By verification)

• Opposite sides of a parallelogram are equal
• Opposite angles of a parallelogram are equal
• Diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other
• Diagonals of a rectangle are equal and bisect each other
• Diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other at right angles
• Diagonals of a square are equal and bisect each other at right angles

Representing 3D in 2D

• Identify and match pictures with objects [more complicated, e.g., nested, joint 2D and 3D shapes (not more than 2)].
• Drawing 2D representation of 3D objects (Continued and extended)
• Counting vertices, edges & faces & verifying Eulerâ€™s relation for 3D figures with flat faces (cubes, cuboids, tetrahedrons, prisms and pyramids)

• Given four sides and one diagonal
• Three sides and two diagonals
• Three sides and two included angles
• Two adjacent sides and three angles

The idea of reflection symmetry and symmetrical shapes.

Circle

• Circle, centre, radius/diameter, arc, chord, sector and segment.

Theme 5: Mensuration

• Area of a trapezium, a polygon and semi-circle.
• Surface area of a cube, cuboid, cylinder.
• Idea of Total surface area and curved surface areas of various 3D figures
• Concept of volume, measurement of volume using a basic unit, the volume of a cube, cuboid and cylinder
• Volume and capacity (the measurement of capacity)

Theme 6: Data Handling

• Arranging ungrouped data, it into groups, representation of grouped data through bar-graphs, constructing and interpreting bar-graphs.
• Simple Pie charts with reasonable data numbers
• Consolidating and generalising the notion of chance in events like tossing coins, dice, etc. Relating it to chance in life events.

Recommended textbooks

• ICSE Mathematics for Class 8 by Asit Das Gupta-English-Bharati Bhawan (English) by Asit Das Gupta
• Mathematics Today-8 (ICSE) (English) 01 Edition (Paperback) by S K Gupta
• Longman ICSE Mathematics Book 8 (Paperback) by Sehgal