Year 9 Maths Holiday Course

Essential skills in just 2 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 9 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 2 day holiday course.

No more guesswork

Confidence

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 9 Maths Holiday Program

Learn essential skills in just 2 days.

 

Day 1

Trigonometry 1

Day 2

Trigonometry 2

 

Day 1

Algebraic Techniques 1

Day 2

Algebraic Techniques 2

Day 1

Indices

Day 2

Surds

Day 1

Factorisation Techniques 1

Day 2

Factorisation Techniques 2

Our proven formula for success

The Matrix Method for MathsTM

  • Understanding (50% of Course Time)
  • Step 1. Theory
    Developing a thorough understanding of concepts is the first step to mastering Maths. Learn from Matrix Theory Books that are carefully structured to help you understand even the most complex stuff!
  • Step 2. Application
    Memorising formulas will only get you so far. Consolidate your understanding by learning how to apply concepts and techniques to solve problems.
  • Step 3. Examples
    Work through examples that will actually be in your exam. You'll learn how to present your solution for maximum marks in exams.
  • Exam Skills (50% of Course Time)
  • Step 4. Concept
    Learn the most efficient problem solving techniques with different types of exam-style questions.
  • Step 5. Workbook
    Practice sharpening your skills with hundreds of exam-style questions. It's important to keep practising as this is the only way to find the right balance between speed and accuracy.
  • Step 6. Quiz and Feedback
    Weekly quizzes and feedback provide you with opportunities to identify your gaps and address them ASAP.
  • Step 7. Topic
    Working under exam conditions will boost your confidence for the real thing. Learn from your mistakes and fill your gaps so you are continually improving.

Year 9 Maths Holiday Course Outline

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

 

Day 1

Trigonometry 1


  • Apply trigonometric ratios to solving right-angled triangle problems
  • Using exact values to solve right-angled triangle problems

 

Day 2

Trigonometry 2


Solving right-angled triangle problems involving direction, and angles of elevation & depression

Applying Pythagoras & trigonometric ratios to solve three-dimensional problems

 

Day 1

Algebraic Techniques 1


  • Expand and simplify algebraic expressions.
  • Add and subtract algebraic functions.
  • Use algebraic techniques including the recognition of special products (x + a)(x + b) to expand algebraic products.

 

Day 2

Algebraic Techniques 2


Expand and simplify algebraic products using appropriate algebraic techniques including special products:

  • (x + a)(x – b)
  • (ax + b)2
  • (ax + b)3

 

Day 1

Indices


  • Apply index laws to simplify arithmetic and algebraic expressions.
  • Convert between surd and index form.
  • Solve simple exponential equations.

 

Day 2

Surds


  • Simplify expressions involving surds and the four operations.
  • Expand expressions involving binomial products and surds.
  • Rationalise denominators.

 

Day 1

Factorisation Techniques 1


    • Factorise algebraic expressions by extracting common factors
    • Grouping and factorising algebraic expressions
    • Factorising the difference of two squares

 

Day 2

Factorisation Techniques 2


  • Factorising trinomials of the form ax2 + bx + c
  • Recognising perfect squares
  • Simplifying algebraic fractions

Lesson Breakdown

2 lessons over 2 days

 

5 mins

Introduction

Overview of lesson

Objectives and outcomes of each lesson are explained.

100 mins

Theory Lesson

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key maths concepts which are reinforced by practising exam-style questions.

15 mins

Review

Q&A

Students are encouraged to ask questions to clarify their understanding.

Year 9 Maths Holiday Course Timetable

Epping

19 January – 20 January

Time: 1PM – 3PM

 

 

 

Hurstville

19 January – 20 January

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Strathfield

19 January – 20 January

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Year 9 Maths Holiday Course Pricing

 

$99.00
(inc GST)
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Year 9 Maths Holiday Course includes:

 

Classes taught by inspirational teachers

2 engaging theory lessons

Detailed Theory Book

Dedicated customer service support

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I improved significantly during my time at Matrix for Physics through the help I received from Matrix.

- Jason Xu, 2016 Year 12 Maths

How is Matrix different?

 


    Matrix Others

Program

Matrix

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

Others

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.

Teachers

Matrix

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.

Resources

Matrix

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.

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