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Years 7 and 8 (Stage 4)

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Year 7

Mathematics explores mathematical concepts in six strands: Geometry, Measurement, Number, Algebra, Data Handling and Statistics. During year 7 students:-

  • Solve problems involving the comparison, addition and subtraction of integers.
  • Solve problems involving percentages and all four operations with fractions and decimals. They compare the cost of items to make financial decisions.
  • Represent numbers using variables. They connect the laws and properties for numbers to algebra.
  • Classify triangles and quadrilaterals. They name the types of angles formed by a transversal crossing parallel line.
  • Use formulas for the area and perimeter of rectangles and calculate volumes of rectangular prisms.
  • Identify issues involving the collection of data. They describe the relationship between the median and mean in data.

Year 7 Scope and Sequence

Year 7 Scope and Sequence

Year 8 

Mathematics continues the exploration of mathematical concepts in six strands: Geometry, Measurement, Number, Algebra, Data Handling and Statistics. During Year 8, the proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning become an integral part of mathematics content across the strands: In Year 8 level:

Understanding includes

  • describing patterns involving indices and recurring decimals
  • identifying commonalities between operations with algebra and arithmetic
  • connecting rules for linear relations their graphs
  • explaining the purpose of statistical measures
  • explaining measurements of perimeter and area

Fluency includes

  • calculating accurately with simple decimals, indices and integers
  • recognising equivalence of common decimals and fractions including  recurring decimals
  • factorising and simplifying basic algebraic expressions
  • evaluating perimeters, areas of common shapes and their volumes and three dimensional objects

Problem Solving includes

  • formulating, and  modelling  practical situations involving ratios, profit and loss
  • areas and perimeters of common shapes
  • using two-way tables and Venn diagrams to calculate probabilities

Reasoning includes

  • Justifying the result of a calculation or estimation as reasonable
  • deriving probability from its complement
  • using congruence to deduce properties of triangles
  • finding estimates of means and proportions of populations

Year 8 Scope and Sequences

Scope and Sequence Year 8 Course A

Scope and Sequence Year 8 Course B