Listed below are the activities designed specifically with Year 8 in mind - activities range from Level 2 to Level 7. They can be done as part of a themed activity day, across a number of lessons or simply when appropriate to meet the needs of the school's Scheme of Work. All themes are suitable for a range of abilities although some are for mixed groups whilst others are targetting specific National Curriculum levels. There is nothing to stop the activities being used with pupils in other year groups, however, this can lead to duplication of activity or may be of less interest to pupils in that age group.
Using internet websites to select recipes and compare prices pupils investigate ratio and proportion to produce the menu for a dinner party or other social event.
How often do you actually look at all the maths skills you use getting round town, shopping and map reading. A unit of work that extends from the My School topic covered in Year 7 and looks at the local environment. The unit of work is adapted to include maps, timetables etc for the actual locality of the school.
With a limited budget and just 24 hours, how far can you travel? This unit considers speed, distance and time graphs
Pupils are given the opportunity to organise a day trip (this could be a school trip, family outing or for a group of friends) to a local attraction or destination. The unit involves looking at timetables, planning routes and travel arrangements, budgeting and contingency plans
A unit of work looking at geometric design and angles - introduces Pythagoras' theorem, where appropriate, along with cultural patterns eg Rangoli in terms of symmetry and tessellation.
Considers animal cages and decisions about whether the space is of an appropriate size for the number of animals as well as feeding arrangements and more widely issues relating to pet care
What do you need to consider when choosing a mobile phone: contract, battery life, functionality? A unit of work that uses mobile phones