What our Year 8 Maths students will develop

Solid foundation

Gain a thorough understanding

Don’t just know the theory but know why and how. Gain a thorough knowledge of all topics from the Year 8 Maths Syllabus prescribed by the NSW Board of Studies.

Essential skills

Develop problem solving skills

Be equipped with the skills to solve new, unfamiliar and challenging Maths questions. Every time.

No more guesswork

Boost your confidence

Look forward to showing off your Maths skills in school assessments. With the best tools and support on your side there’s nothing to fear!

What our Year 8 Maths students receive

Maths Theory Book

Maths Workbook

Weekly Maths Quizzes

One-to-one workshops

End of Term Maths Topic Test

Matrix is one term ahead of the NSW school curriculum

Our Year 8 Maths Program

Oct - Dec


Algebraic Techniques

Linear Relationships

Feb - Apr





Apr - Jun

Algebraic Techniques


Properties of Geometrical Figures

Volume and Capacity

Jul - Sep



Financial Mathematics

Our proven formula for success

The Matrix Method for MathsTM

Year 8 Maths Term Course Details

Week 1

Indices 1

  • Index Notation
  • The Index Laws for Multiplication

Week 2

Indices 2

  • The Index Laws of Division
  • The Power of a Power Law

Week 3

Indices 3

  • The Zero Index
  • Negative Indices
  • Scientific Notation

Week 4

Indices 4

  • Fractional Indices

Week 5

Algebraic Techniques 1

  • The Distributive Law
  • Factorisation

Week 6

Algebraic Techniques 2

  • Further Factorisation Techniques
  • Operations with Algebraic Fractions
  • Further Operations with Algebraic Fractions

Week 7

Linear Relationships 1

  • Linear Relationships
  • Distance between Two Points
  • Gradients

Week 8

Linear Relationships 2

  • Gradient-Intercept Form of a Line
  • Intercept with the Coordinated Axes
  • Solving Linear Equations Graphically

Week 9

Topic Test

  • Revision
  • Topic Test

Week 1

Equations 1

  • Simple Linear Equations
  • Equations Involving Fractions

Week 2

Equations 2

  • Formulae as Equations
  • Substitution Techniques

Week 3

Equations 3

  • Forming Algebraic Expressions
  • Using Equations to Solve Worded Problems

Week 4

Rates 1

  • Definitions of Rates
  • Dealing with Rates

Week 5

Rates 2

  • Solving Problems Involving Rates

Week 6

Rates 3

  • Speed
  • Problems Involving Speed
  • Travel Graphs

Week 7


  • Parts of a Circle
  • Circumference of a Circle
  • Arc Lengths

Week 8


  • Area of Circles
  • Area of Sectors
  • Area of Composite Shapes

Week 1

Algebraic Techniques

  • The Distributive Law
  • Algebraic Fractions

Week 2

Algebraic Equations

  • Revisiting Equations
  • Problem Solving

Week 3

Properties of Geometrical Figures 1

  • Symmetries
  • Congruency

Week 4

Properties of Geometrical Figures 2

Tests for Congruence

Week 5

Properties of Geometrical Figures 3

  • Using Congruent Triangles
  • Using Congruence to Deduce Quadrilateral Properties

Week 6

Geometric Constructions

  • Geometric Constructions
  • Bisecting Intervals and Angles
  • Constructing Lines
  • Constructing Angles

Week 7


  • Introduction to Volume
  • Volumes of Prisms

Week 8


  • Introduction to Capacity
  • Practical Problems involving Capacity

Week 9

Topic Test

  • Revision
  • Topic Test

Week 1

Probability 1

  • Describing Chance
  • Random Experiments (Chance Experiments)

Week 2

Probability 2

  • Compound Events

Week 3

Similarity 1

  • Introduction to Similarity
  • Perimeter and Area of Similar Figures

Week 4

Similarity 2

  • Tests for Similarity
  • Calculations with Similar Triangles

Week 5

Financial Mathematics 1

  • Let’s Talk Money!
  • Calculation of Earnings

Week 6

Financial Mathematics 2

  • Calculation of Earnings (Continued)
  • Extra Payments

Week 7

Financial Mathematics 3

  • Net Pay
  • Taxable Income
  • Medicare Levy
  • Tax Payable

Week 8

Financial Mathematics 4

  • Simple Interest
  • Hire Purchase
  • Compound Interest
  • Depreciation

Week 9

Topic Test

  • Revision
  • Topic Test

1.5 Hour Lesson Breakdown

9 weekly lessons in the school term

20 min


Review, Quiz and Overview

Teachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before conducting an in-class quiz.

60 min

Theory Lesson

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key Mathematics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions

10 min



Students ask questions to clarify understanding

Year 8 Maths Timetable

9 weekly lessons for comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

Wed6:10 - 7:40pm
Sun9:30 - 11:00am
Sun3:00 - 4:30pm
Sun9:30 - 11:00am
Wed6:10 - 7:40pm
Sun9:30 - 11:00am
Mon4:30 - 6:00pm
Sun9:30 - 11:00am
Sun11:00 - 12:30pm
Sun1:30 - 3:00pm
Sydney City

Our Year 8 Maths Course Pricing


per hour


1.5 hrs

per Lesson


9 lessons

per Term



per Term (inc. GST)

What you'll get

  • Classes taught by inspirational teachers

  • 9 engaging theory lessons over 9 weeks

  • 160+ pages of theory content designed for an in-depth understanding of key Maths concepts

  • 100+ pages of practice and exam-style questions

  • One-to-One tutorials (Workshops) that addresses individual learning needs

  • Additional online resources including practice papers and solutions

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All courses come with a First Lesson Money Back Guarantee.

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How is Matrix different?



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



Teaching program that covers the NSW board of studies 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



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.



Short quizzes and topic tests held under strict exam conditions to ensure students have a solid understanding of the subject


No exam style quizzes and test that assess the student’s weaknesses, hence not being able to identifying their learning needs



Weekly tracking of Grades, Quiz and Topic Test results so student and parents can monitor their progress.


No measured tracking process so they cannot tell if the student is struggling or improving.

Learning Management System


Share information, academic resources and advice with classmates from over 220 schools.


Do not have the library of resources or past exams that can help students excel

One-to-One Workshops


Free workshops to target individual learning needs


No additional support outside the lesson.

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