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 board curriculum.

**Number System**

- Rational Numbers
- Properties of rational numbers. (including identities). Using 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
- Exponents Powers
- Laws of exponents with integral powers
- Square and Square roots using 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)
- Playing with numbers
- Writing and understanding a 2 and 3 digit number in generalized 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.
- Sets
- Union and intersection of sets
- Disjoint set
- Complement of a set

**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 t o 3 years or half-yearly up to 3 steps only)
- Direct and inverse variations – Simple and direct word problems
- Time and work problems – Simple and direct word problems

**Algebra**

- Algebraic Expressions
- Multiplication and division of algebraic expression (Coefficient should be integers)
- Identities (a ± b)2 = a2 ± 2ab + b2, a2 – b2 = (a – b) (a + b).
- Properties of inequalities.
- Factorisation ( simple cases only) as examples the following types a(x + y), (x ± y)2, a2 – 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)

**Geometry**

- Understanding shapes:
- Properties o f quadrilaterals – Angle Sum property
- Properties of 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 3-D in 2-D
- Identify and match pictures with objects [ more complicated e.g. nested, joint 2-D and 3-D shapes (not more than 2)]
- Drawing 2-D representation of 3-D objects (Continued and extended)
- Counting vertices, edges & faces & verifying Euler’s relation for 3 -D figures with flat faces ( cubes, cuboids, tetrahedrons, prisms and pyramids)
- Construction of Quadrilaterals:
- Given four sides and one diagonal
- Three sides and two diagonals
- Three sides and two included angles
- Two adjacent sides and three angles
- Idea of reflection symmetry and symmetrical shapes
- Circle
- Circle, centre, radius/ diameter, arc, chord, sector and segment.

**Mensuration**

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

**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