Year 8 Maths Holiday Course

Essential skills in just 5 days

Learn key maths concepts

Gain essential skills and get ahead of your peers in the Matrix Maths Holiday Course. The condensed approach to content delivery provides valuable exposure to key topics before they’re taught at school.


Get ahead in the holidays

Build a strong foundation

Year 8 is one of the foundational years for HSC success. Consolidate existing knowledge and get equipped with the skills to solve new, unfamiliar and challenging questions in our 5-day holiday course.


No more guesswork


Be confident knowing you’ll be taught by the most experienced teachers and time-tested resources. Learn content ahead of the school term and get ahead!


Year 8 Maths Holiday Program

Learn essential skills in 5 days


Algebraic Techniques, Geometry



Year 8 Maths Holiday Course Outline

Gain essential maths skills that you'll need in your exams.

Day 1

Directed Numbers

  • Addition, subtraction of directed numbers
  • Multiplication, division of directed numbers
  • Orders of operations

Day 2

Fractions and Decimals

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplication and division of fractions
  • Decimal notations and conversions
  • Multiplication and division of decimals

Day 3


  • Solving equations using inverse operations
  • Equations with pronumerals appearing more than once
  • Equations with pronumerals on both sides of equations
  • Equations with parentheses

Day 4

Algebraic Techniques 1

  • The distributive law
  • Expanding brackets involving indices
  • Binomial products

Day 5


  • Extracting the highest common factors
  • Negative common factors
  • Further factorisation techniques
  • Grouping in pairs

Day 1


  • Solving simple linear equation and equations involving fractions.
  • Changing the subject of a formula and understanding simultaneous equations.
  • Using equations to solve worded problems.

Day 2

Rates & Length and Area

  • Understanding rates and solving real life problems involving rates.
  • Read and interpret speed and travel graphs.
  • Understand the different parts of a circle.
  • Solve various area problems involving circles and other composite shapes.

Day 1

Algebraic Equations

  • Distributive Law
  • Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions
  • Solving Equations
  • Solving Worded Problems

Day 2

Properties of Geometrical Figure - Test for Congruency

  • The SSS Test
  • The SAS Test
  • The AAS Test
  • The RHS Test
  • Applications of Congruency

Year 8 Maths Holiday Course Pricing

5 lessons

per course


1.5 hrs

per lesson


$267.75 (Usually $315)

*Early Bird Discount until 17 December

What you'll get:

  • Classes taught by inspirational teachers

  • 5 engaging theory lessons

  • Detailed Theory Book

  • Dedicated customer service support

Year 8 Maths Holiday Course Timetable


9 – 13 Jan 2023

Time: 1:30PM – 3PM


9 – 13 Jan 2023

Time: 1:30PM – 3PM


9 – 13 Jan 2023

Time: 9:30AM – 11AM


9 – 13 Jan 2023

Time: 1:30PM – 3PM

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How is Matrix different?

    Matrix Others


Teaching program that covers the NSW Education Standard Authority syllabus. Structured learning system that allows students to develop sound study habits every week.


Most private tutors and other tuition centres do not follow a set structure; rather they have an ad-hoc approach without considering timing and outcomes.



Vast classroom teaching experience, HSC and/or university teaching experience with an ability to explain concepts clearly.


Have little or no actual teaching experience, cannot explain difficult concepts in a manner that students can understand.



A full set of resources written by academics and education researchers. Online access to supplementary exam papers / texts with top responses.


Only address content that students raise, use generic textbooks.

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