# What our Year 8 Maths students will develop

### 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.

### Develop problem solving skills

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

#### No more guesswork

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

Maths Workshops

End of Term Maths Topic Test

## Matrix is one term ahead of the NSW school curriculum

Our Year 8 Maths Program

#### Oct - Dec

Indices

Algebraic Techniques

Linear Relationships

Equations

Rates

Length

Area

#### Apr - Jun

Algebraic Techniques

Equations

Properties of Geometrical Figures

Volume and Capacity

#### Jul - Sep

Probability

Similarity

Financial Mathematics

## 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

Week 8

##### Linear Relationships 2

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

Week 9

• 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

##### Length

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

Week 8

##### Area

• 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

• 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

##### Volume

• Introduction to Volume
• Volumes of Prisms

Week 8

##### Capacity

• Introduction to Capacity
• Practical Problems involving Capacity

Week 9

• 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

• Revision
• Topic Test

## 1.5 Hour Lesson Breakdown

9 weekly lessons in the school term

 20 min Revision Review, Quiz and OverviewTeachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before conducting an in-class quiz. Teachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before conducting an in-class quiz. 60 min Theory Lesson Gain in-depth knowledge and understandingTeachers explain key Mathematics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions Teachers explain key Mathematics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions 10 min Review Q&AStudents ask questions to clarify understanding Students ask questions to clarify understanding

## Year 8 Maths Timetable

9 weekly lessons for comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

 Chatswood Wed 6:10 - 7:40pm Sun 1:30 - 3:00pm Sun 3:00 - 4:30pm
 Epping Sun 9:30 - 11:00am
 Hurstville Wed 6:10 - 7:40pm Sun 9:30 - 11:00am Sun 3:00 - 4:30pm
 Strathfield Mon 4:30 - 6:00pm Sun 9:30 - 11:00am Sun 11:00 - 12:30pm Sun 1:30 - 3:00pm
 Sydney City

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## \$582

per Term (inc. GST)

What you'll get

• #### Additional online resources including practice papers and solutions

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## How is Matrix different?

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##### Teachers

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

Others

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

##### Program

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Teaching program that covers the NSW board of studies syllabus. Structured learning system that allows students to develop sound study habits every week

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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

##### Resources

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

Others

Only address content that students raise, use generic textbooks.

##### Assessments

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

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

##### Reporting

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

Others

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

##### Learning Management System

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

Others

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

##### One-to-One Workshops

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Free workshops to target individual learning needs

Others

No additional support outside the lesson.