Standard 8th Mathematics Training Programme 2023 "Foundation of Mathematics and Introduction to Olympiad Maths"

Date of Commencement of the course:

  • 15th May, 2023 onwards on the days of your batch.
Eligibility for the course:
  • More than 75% or equivalent grade in Mathematics in Std. 7
Timings for the course:
  • Classroom batch only: 4 hours per week.
    • Tuesday 6.00 pm to 8pm and Thursday 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Expected Learning outcomes from the course:
  • During/At the end of the programme, students will be able to:
    • Read and understand Mathematical material based on the concepts known to them.
    • Get introduced to abstraction in Mathematics.
    • Understand the interrelation between Algebra and Geometry.
    • Enhance problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills.
    • Get introduced to foundational topics in Number Theory and Combinatorics
Fees for the programme:
  • 16,000/-
Syllabus of the course:
  • Semester I: (Approx. 50 hours)
  1. Arithmetic (14 Hours)
    1. Divisibility (GCD, LCM and their properties)
    2. Squares and Square roots, Cubes and Cube Roots
    3. Percentage
    4. Simple and Compound interest
    5. Time and Work, Speed and Distance
    6. Ratio, Proportion and Variation
    7. Average
  2. Algebra (10 Hours)
    1. Indices
    2. Identities and Factors
    3. Linear Equations in one and two variables
    4. Algebraic Expressions
  3. Geometry (16 Hours)
    1. Angles
    2. Triangles
    3. Pythagorean Theorem
    4. Geometric Constructions
    5. Perimeter and Area
    6. Polygons
    7. Circles (Basics)
  4. Practice and Problem Solving (10 Hours)
  • Semester II: (Approx. 50 Hours)
  1. Algebra (10 Hours)
    1. Principle of Mathematical Induction
    2. Simultaneous Linear Equations
      (with no solution, unique solution, infinitely many solutions)
  2. Geometry (10 Hours)
    1. Triangles – Congruence and Similarity
    2. Quadrilaterals
  3. Number Theory (20 Hours)
    1. Divisibility, Remainders, Primes, Prime Factorisation, GCD
    2. Euclidean Algorithm, Linear Diophantine Equation in two variables
    3. Introduction to Congruences
  4. Combinatorics (10 Hours)
    1. Basic Counting Principles
    2. Permutations and Combinations – Basic Properties
    3. Principle of Inclusion – Exclusion
  • In addition to the aforementioned syllabus, some interesting hands-on activities viz. Mathematics through origami and paper folding, learning similarity and congruence through tangrams, understanding fractals through Pascal's triangle etc. as well as guest lectures on various topics from applied math are conducted for the students in the duration of the course.
Books for Reference:
  1. Ganit Prabhutva (Std. 8) : Mumbai and Pune Jilha Adhyaapak Mandal
  2. Mathematics (Class 8) : Pearson IIT Foundation Series
  3. Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics : New Age International Publishers
Teaching Faculty for the programme:
  • Prof. Charudatta Nimkar, M. Sc., M. Phil. (Mathematics).


Coordinator of the programme: Mrs. Vaishali A. Kolhatkar
Online Batch
  • A course of recorded lectures will be available online to the students outside Pune.
  • Monthly one online session will be conducted for interaction and discussion.