Year 8

Program Overview

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5
Unit title Something or Nothing? The Problem or the Solution? How Much Calcium Do We Need? Take a Chance Trilateration
Strand Number Algebra Number Statistics and probability Geometry and trigonometry
Key Concept Communication Relationships Form Logic Form
Related Concept Quantity and system Generalisation, justification, pattern and representation Equivalence, quantity, representation, simplification Model, representation, system Measurement, model, space
Global Context Personal and cultural expression Scientific and technical innovation Globalisation and sustainability Identities and relationships Orientation in time and space
Statement of Inquiry Something can be worth less than nothing Rules in different contexts are both useful and powerful Equivalent quantities can be represented in different forms Situations involving chance can be modeled using logic Measurement of physical properties allows us to model real-life phenomena
Objectives A, B and C A, B, C and D D A and D A and B
ATL Skills Communication Collaboration Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking Collaboration
Content Summary HCFs, LCMs and prime factorisation. Operations with directed numbers and their representation on the number line. Plotting and working with points in all four quadrants. Simplification, expansion, factorisation and substitution involving expressions. Solving two step equations and inequalities Operations with and applications of fractions, decimals and
percentages. Percentages of amounts and percentage increase/decrease.
Experimental and theoretical probability. Sample spaces, tree diagrams and multiple events. Interior and exterior angle properties, transformations and congruent figures.