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**Don't underestimate the importance of Year 8 Maths. Your child's results will determine if they are taught advanced maths topics in years 9 and 10, a pre-cursor to HSC Maths Advanced and above. Learning the right topics in Year 8 - and getting great results - will put your child on the path to top marks in the HSC and make entrance to University easier.**

In Potentia's Year 8 Maths course your child will use their knowledge of mathematical terminology, algebraic notation, diagrams, text and tables to analyse real-life situations and solve problems. They will use appropriate technology to help them solve math problems. They will also develop a range of mental strategies to enhance their computational skills.

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Review and Reinforcement

A review of prior week to reinforce learning and retention.and a quiz to assess their understanding of the previous week’s lesson.

Explain and Explore

Students are guided through detailed analysis of the subject material by the tutor. The aim is to break up material so that it can be manageably understood and retained by students.

Practice and Performance

A practical session where students are guided on how to answer math questions

and offered feedback on their answers and working out.

and offered feedback on their answers and working out.

Synthesise

Students test their mastery of the concepts presented through a short quiz. Real

time feedback is given to identify areas for further practice.

time feedback is given to identify areas for further practice.

program

Potentia term 1 Oct - Dec

Lesson 1: Introduction to Pythagoras’ Theorem

Lesson 2: Testing for right-angle triangles

Lesson 3: Pythagorean triads

Lesson 4: Computation with percentages

Lesson 5: The unitary method

Lesson 6: Profit and Loss

Lesson 7: Percentage Discounts and GST

Lesson 8: Algebraic Techniques (1)

Lesson 9: Algebraic Techniques (2)

Lesson 10: Geometrical Figures: Line Symmetry

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Lesson 1: Geometrical Figures: Sum of Triangles

Lesson 2: Geometrical Figures: Quadrilaterals

Lesson 3: Solving Geometrical problems

Lesson 4: One-step and two-step equations

Lesson 5: Simple quadratic equations

Lesson 6: Formulating linear equations

Lesson 7: Perimeter of composite shapes

Lesson 8: Area of kites and rhombuses

Lesson 9: Drawing prisms

Lesson 10: Volume and Capacity of prisms and cylinders

Lesson 2: Geometrical Figures: Quadrilaterals

Lesson 3: Solving Geometrical problems

Lesson 4: One-step and two-step equations

Lesson 5: Simple quadratic equations

Lesson 6: Formulating linear equations

Lesson 7: Perimeter of composite shapes

Lesson 8: Area of kites and rhombuses

Lesson 9: Drawing prisms

Lesson 10: Volume and Capacity of prisms and cylinders

Potentia term 3 April - July

Lesson 1: Introduction ratios

Lesson 2: Problems involving ratios

Lesson 3: Scale drawings

Lesson 4: Introduction to rates

Lesson 5: Speed and travel graphs

Lesson 6: Introduction to data collection and representation

Lesson 7: Line and bar graphs

Lesson 8: Sector Graphs

Lesson 9: Dot Plots

Lesson 10: Frequency histograms and polygons

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Lesson 1: Single variable data analysis

Lesson 2: Analysing mean, mode, median and range

Lesson 3: Coordinate Systems and the Cartesian Plane

Lesson 4: Effects of Transformation on Coordinates

Lesson 5: Graphing linear relationships

Lesson 6: Graphic number patterns

Lesson 7: Solving linear equations graphically

Lesson 8: Congruence and transformations

Lesson 9: Tests for Congruent triangles

Lesson 10: Using congruent triangles to solve problems