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. Keep a check on the syllabus while studying and make sure that you donâ€™t miss out any topic during your preparation.

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The Syllabus of ICSE Class 8 Mathematics is given below:

**Number System**- 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

- 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 the 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
- The complement of a set

- Rational Numbers
**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 â€“ Simple and direct word problems

**Algebra**- Algebraic Expressions
- Multiplication and division of algebraic expression (Coefficient should be integers)
- Identities (a Â± b)2 = a2 Â± 2ab + b2, a2 â€“ b2 = (a â€“ b) (a + b).
- Properties of inequalities.
- Factorisation ( simple cases only) as examples 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)

**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 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 a 2-D representation of 3-D objects (Continued and extended)
- Counting vertices, edges & faces & verifying Eulerâ€™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

- The idea of reflection symmetry and symmetrical shapes
- Circle
- Circle, centre, radius/ diameter, arc, chord, sector and segment.

- Understanding shapes:
**Mensuration**- Area of a trapezium, a polygon and semi-circle.
- The surface area of a cube, cuboid, cylinder.
- The idea of Total surface area and curved surface areas of various 3-D 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)

**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.

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- 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