ICSE Class 8 Maths Syllabus

Here we have provided the ICSE Class 8 Maths Syllabus so that students of class 8 under the ICSE syllabus can properly learn the topics of Mathematics in the right succession for the best learning experience as offered by the ICSE curriculum. Keep a check on the syllabus while studying and make sure that you don’t miss out any topic during your preparation.

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The Syllabus of ICSE Class 8 Mathematics is given below:

Number System

1) Rational Numbers

  • Revision of “What is a rational number?” with examples and only discussion of properties.
  • Between any two rational numbers there lies another rational number (Problems related to inserting 1,2,3, ….. n rational numbers between two rational numbers).
  • Word problems based on real life situations using rational numbers.

2) Exponents Powers

  • Laws of exponents with integral powers
  • Square and Square roots using 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) Sets

  • Union and intersection of sets
  • Disjoint-set
  • The complement of a set

Ratio and Proportion

  • Compound Interest (compounded yearly up to 3 years)
  • Problems on tax (rebate sum included)
  • Direct and inverse variations – Simple and direct word problems
  • Time and work problems – Simple and direct word problems


  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Multiplication and division of algebraic expression (Coefficient should be integers)
  • Inequalities and solution of simple inequalities in one variable.
  • Factorisation (simple cases only) as examples the following types a (x + y), ax (c + d)
  • Solving linear equations in one variable in contextual problems involving multiplication and division (word problems) (avoid complex coefficient in the equations)


Understanding shapes:

i. Properties of quadrilaterals – 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.


  • Surface area of a cube, cuboid, cylinder.
  • The idea of Total surface area of cubes and cuboid.
  • 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)

Data Handling

  • Simple Pie charts with reasonable data numbers

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

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