Year 8 continues to develop the concepts covered in Year 7 but at greater depth and sophistication, particularly working mathematically and using appropriate mathematical language. Big ideas in Year 8 include the introduction of pi, rates and ratios, congruence involving triangles, Venn diagrams, two-way tables, issues related to the collection of data and the connection of algebra and geometry in the study of linear relations. The complexity of algebraic concepts increases.
Inclusive Education Mathematics: Inclusive Education Teacher-Assistants are available to help students in most need.
Challenge Mathematics: Students in Years 7 – 10 are encouraged to enter the Mathematics Challenge Program conducted through the Australian Mathematics Trust. Many students also participate in a variety of competitions such as the Australian Mathematics Competition and the UNSW Mathematics Competition.
Mathematics Tutorials: Students requiring help with any aspect of their courses are encouraged to attend Mathematics Tutorials conducted during the lunch period on alternate days of the week.