Grade 8

Content level is aligned to CAPS and Learning sequence is folllowed by Annual Teaching Plan

Hi Grade 8 Parents,

As your child enters the second year of the Senior Phase and their first year of high school, it’s crucial to solidify their math skills.
Our Grade 8 self-learning program at GradeUp is designed to ensure learners not only meet but exceed their mathematical goals.

Program Highlights:

Tutorial Videos: Our program kicks off with detailed tutorial videos, including both conceptual overviews and step-by-step examples. These are designed to ensure learners grasp the “how-to” of each topic thoroughly.

Extensive Practice: With over 4,000 practice questions tailored for Grade 8, our program covers various question types to boost all necessary skills and deepen mathematical understanding.

Exam Preparation: Practice exams for Terms 2 and 4, incorporating both provincial past papers and our custom assessments. Help students familiarize with the format, build confidence, and reduce test anxiety.

Video Memos: Unlike traditional text-based solutions, our video memos provide clear, step-by-step explanations for each question. This innovative method supports better understanding and leads to remarkable learning outcomes.

Ideal for all learners, whether at home or in school, and perfect for busy families seeking a comprehensive, flexible educational tool.

Start building a strong math foundation in high school with GradeUp!

Grade 8 Topics & Skills

Term 1

Whole Numbers

Properties of whole numbers / Estimation / Adding, subtracting and multiplying in column / Long division / Round off and compensate / Prime factors (3-digit number) / Find LCM and HCF by factorization / Ratio and rate / Ratio increasing and decreasing / Share a given ratio / VAT / Hire purchase / Exchange rates / Solving problems


Calculations involving all four operations with numbers that involve squares, square roots, cubes and cube roots of integers / Commutative, associative and distributive properties / additive and multiplicative inverse / Solving problems

Common Fractions

Divide whole number and common fractions by common fractions / Squares, cubes, square roots and cube roots / Percentage increase and decrease / Grouping, sharing and finding fractions of a whole numbers / solving problems

Decimal Fractions

Multiply and divide decimal fractions by decimal fractions / Squares, cubes, square roots and cube roots / solving problems

Term 2


Compare and represent integes in exponential form / Compare and represent numbers in scientific notation / Law of exponents / Calculations using numbers in exponential form / Solving problems

Numeric and Geometric Patterns

Investigate and extend patterns / Describe and classify the rule of patterns in algebraic language

Functions and Relationships

Determine input and output values or rules for patterns and relationships using flow diagrams, tables, formulae and equations / Equivalent forms

Algebraic Expressions

Algebraic language / Like and unlike terms / Coefficients and exponents / Expand and simplify algebraic expression / Add and subtract like terms

Term 3

Algebraic Expressions

Expand and simplify the algebraic expressions / Add and subtract like terms / Monomials / Binomials / Trinomials / Subtitution

Algebraic Equations

Substition / Additive and multiplicative inverse / Law of exponents

Geometry of Straight Lines

Angles formed by perpendicular lines, intersecting lines and parallel lines cut by a transversal / Solving geometric problems

Geometry of 2D Shapes

Classify equilateral triangles, isosceles triangles and right-angled triangles / Investigate the angles in a triangle / Classify parallelogram, rectangle, square, rhombus, trapezium and kite / Investigate sides and angles in quadrilaterals / Similar and congruent 2D shapes / Solving geometric problems

Term 4


Cartesian plane / Linear or non-linear / Constant, increasing or decreasing / Maximum or minimum / Discrete or continuous

Theorem of Pythagoras

Calculate the missing length in a right-angled triangle

Area and Perimeter of 2D shapes

Calculate perimeter and area of polygons and circles / Radius, diameter, circumference of a circle

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