Grade 8_Mathematics_Final Term Assessment Syllabus and Details_April 2019

Grade 8_Mathematics_Final Term Assessment Syllabus and Details_April 2019

Dear Students and Parents,

Please find the final term assessment syllabus and details below:

Grade 8 Criterion-wise units
Criteria Units to be assessed
Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Unit 1 – Can Mathematics be beautiful?

Unit 2 – What are the chances?

Unit 3 – Fact or fiction, truth or lies?

Unit 4 – Where’s the proof?

Criterion B: Investigating patterns

Unit 1 – Can Mathematics be beautiful?

Unit 4 – Where’s the proof?

Criterion C: Communicating

Unit 1 – Can Mathematics be beautiful?

Unit 3 – Fact or fiction, truth or lies?

Unit 4 – Where’s the proof?

Unit 5 – How does a network work?

Criterion D: Applying mathematics in the real-life contexts

Unit 1 –  Can Mathematics be beautiful?

Unit 2 – What are the chances?

Unit 3 – Fact or fiction, truth or lies?

Unit 4 – Where’s the proof?

Unit 5 –  How does a network work?

 

Unit wise topic list:

Unit 1: Can Mathematics be beautiful?

  • The Cartesian Plane, Number grids, Positive and Negative Coordinates in Quadrants
  • Constructing a table of values, Plotting points from a table of values
  • Gradient/Slope, Intercepts, Gradient/Slope-intercept form
  • Perpendicular and parallel lines, Vertical and Horizontal lines, Standard form of an equation, Linear Equations, Equation of a line.
  • Transformations: Translation, Reflection, Rotation, Enlargement.

Unit 2: What are the chances?

  • Likelihood of an event, Theoretical probability
  • Biased/Unbiased Events
  • Dependent/Independent Events, Complementary Events.
  • The fundamental principle of counting
  • Venn Diagram
  • Probability Tree
  • Expected Value

Unit 3: Fact or fiction, Truth or lies?

  • How do we get/collect hands-on data?
    • Population
    • Sampling
  • Which are the methods to collect the primary and secondary data?
  • How do we organize data?
    • Tally marking
    • Frequency table
  • What are the different forms that we can represent data in?
    • Back-to-back stem-and-leaf plot
    • Dot plot
    • Line graph
    • Histogram with frequency and frequency density
  • Measures of Central Tendency for grouped discrete and continuous data
    • Mean
    • Median
    • Mode
  • Measure of Spread
    • Range

Unit 4: Where’s the proof?

  • Area of 2D shapes (Recap)
  • Volume and surface area of cylinder (Recap)
  • Area of ellipse
  • Volume and surface area of prism
  • Volume and surface area of pyramid
  • Volume and surface area of cone
  • Volume and surface area of sphere

Unit 5: How does a network work?

  • Logical Games
  • Basic Cryptography
  • Basic Graph theory
  • Decision making trees and algorithms

 

Assessment Details:

  • Paper will consist of short, medium and long response questions.
  • The assessment will be divided into 2 components

(i) Component 1: Pen and paper assessment to assess Criteria A & B – 60 minutes

(ii) Component 2: On-screen assessment to assess Criteria C & D – 60 minutes (extra time will be given to cater to technical issues if any)

  • Questions will be asked based on the Criteria of individual unit assessed during Summative assessments. Eg: If a Unit-X has catered to learning objective A- strand (i), (ii) and objective C-strand (i) only, then the questions from this unit will only be asked in Criteria A and C.
  • All the resources shared on Curricle (subject resource sheet and central presentations), Google Classroom, reference book exercises as well as the worksheets provided (online or in hard copy) will be considered as a part of the syllabus and will be sufficient to prepare for the assessments.

 

Important notes for component 1 (pen and paper assessment):

  • Calculators will not be allowed.
  • The entire paper is to be written in the space provided in the question paper booklet. Neither additional supplementary will be provided nor any extra paper will be considered as a part of your solution.
  • All the instructions will be available on the cover page of the question paper booklet. Please read these instructions before attempting the paper.
  • Sharing of any resource will not be allowed.
  • You need to carry your personal stationery.

 

Important notes for component 2 (on-screen assessment):

  • Fully charged Chromebook will be required for component 2 paper along with your personal stationery. In case your Chromebook is given for repair, bring a receipt for the same.
  • Rough papers will be given if needed for rough work. These will not be taken as submissions.

 

In case of any query/concern, please feel free to approach any of the Grade – 8 Mathematics educator.

Thanks and regards,

Grade 8 Mathematics team.

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