Year 8
Subject Information

Mathematics is a compulsory full year subject in Year 8.

Subject Description

This course is a general course which follows the Australian Curriculum guidelines.
Students learn how to solve everyday problems involving rates, ratios and percentages, apply index laws to whole numbers and define rational and irrational numbers. They evaluate perimeters and areas of common shapes and the volume of three dimensional objects. Students are able to name the features of circles and calculate the areas and circumferences of circles.

Students factorise and simplify a variety of algebraic expressions. They solve linear equations and graph linear relationships and explain issues related to the collection of data and the effect of outliers on means and medians in that data. Students determine complementary events and calculate the sum of probabilities.
All Year 8 students will attend the World of Maths Roadshow, an interactive session to work collaboratively to solve real-life problems using mathematics.
All Year 8 students will have access to an interactive online learning environment to support their learning.
Topics include:

  • Whole Numbers

  • Percentages

  • Number Patterns

  • Integers and Indices

  • Fractions

  • Algebra

  • Decimals

  • Ratio and Rates

  • Line Graphs

  • Statistics and Probability

  • Linear Equations

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Geometry

  • Measurement

Course Fees


Additional Costs

All students are invited to participate in a number of Maths competitions at a cost of approximately $6-$15 each. All students are expected to own and use a scientific calculator.

Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:


Criterion B:

Investigating Patterns

Criterion D:

Applying Mathematics in Real-world contexts.

Learning Area Map