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Year 8 Scheme of Learning


Brackets, equations and inequalities

Term 2 starting in week 1 :: Estimated time: 4 weeks

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Activities for pupils

Here are some related resources in alphabetical order. Some may only be appropriate for high-attaining learners while others will be useful for those in need of support. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.

Lesson Starters

Here are some suggestions for whole-class, projectable resources which can be used at the beginnings of each lesson in this block.

1st Lesson


Two Squares

Using six pencils can you make two equal sized squares?

2nd Lesson


Less Than

This mathematics lesson starter invites pupils to interpret a three part algebraic inequality.

3rd Lesson


Warm Up

Four quick Maths questions to warm up the brain.

4th Lesson



Loosely based on the famous television show, how many questions cn you come up with for a given answer?

5th Lesson


Word Sum

Each letter stands for a different digit. Can you make sense of this word sum?

6th Lesson


Freemason's Cipher

Find symmetric words in this ancient cipher.

7th Lesson



Spot the factors and the multiples amongst the numbers in the grid.

8th Lesson


Inbetween Table

Write down as many multiples of 3.5 as possible in 3.5 minutes.

9th Lesson


North Pole Test

This starter requires you to write out a difficult times table.

10th Lesson


Stacks of Sums

Write down many different types of calculations which give a particular answer.

11th Lesson


Coins in Envelopes

Fifteen pennies are placed in four envelopes and the envelopes are sealed. It is possible to pay someone any amount from 1p to 15p by giving them one or more envelopes.

12th Lesson


Love Maths

Find the nine mathematical words hidden in the love story. The last letters of the hidden words form an anagram of the name of a famous mathematician.

Some of the Starters above are to reinforce concepts learnt, others are to introduce new ideas while others are on unrelated topics designed for retrieval practice or and opportunity to develop problem-solving skills.

White Rose Resources
White Rose Mathematics

End of block assessments provide a quick progress check at the end of each block of learning to make sure students have understood the content covered.

This Scheme of Learning was produced by White Rose Maths and is used here with permission granted on 30th June 2021.


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