# 8 Extended Math Course Overview

Welcome to 8 Extended Maths!

Below you will find a general course overview for the topics and assessment tasks to be completed this year. Please note that this information will change and will be updated.

Please also note that there are 4 Criteria in Math. They are:

• Criteria A: Knowledge & Understanding (8)
• Criteria B: Investigating Patterns (8)
• Criteria C: Communication in Mathematics (6)
• Criteria D: Reflection in Mathematics (6)
More details for your Criteria can be found HERE. Just remember that you are in Grade 8 when reading the document!!
You will also get a number between 1-7 based on your entire progress in Mathematics in all subjects. Below is the general breakdown of the scores:
• 1 – Very Poor
• 2 – Poor
• 3 – Mediocre
• 4 – Satisfactory
• 5 – Good
• 6 – Very Good
• 7 – Excellent

Topic 1 – Problem Solving

Length: 4 Weeks (August 16 – September 14)

Gear Ratios Activity (Criteria C)

Thinking Mathematically Test (Criteria A + C)

Topic 2 – Estimation & Accuracy

Length: 4 Weeks (September 17 – October 12)

Accuracy Test (Criteria A & D)

Exploring Index Notation Investigation (Criteria B, C, D)

Topic 3 – Indices, Standard Form & Sequences

Length: 3 Weeks (October 29 – November 16)

Sequences & Indices Test (Criteria A)

Investigation of Indices (Criteria B, C, D)

Rules for Sequences (Criteria A & B)

Proportion Activity (Criteria A, C & D)

Topic 4 – Linear Graphs

Length: 4 Weeks (November 19 – December 14)

What does y=mx+c mean activity (Criteria B, C & D)

Linear Functions Test (Criteria A & C)

Lines Activity (Criteria A & C)

Topic 5 – Algebraic Representation & Manipulation

Length: 5 Weeks (January 7 – February 8)

New Assessment Task (information coming closer to assessment date)

Algebraic Representation & Manipulation Test (Criteria A, B & C)

Topic 6: Probability

Length: 3 Weeks (February 11- 27)

New Assessment Task (information coming closer to assessment date)

Topic 7: Quadratic Functions & Equations

Length: 4 Weeks (February 28 – March 22)

Quadratic Equations Test (Criteria A & C)

Topic 8: Statistics

Length: 4 Weeks (April 1 – April 26)

Travel & Development Survey (Criteria C & D)

Topic 9: Exam & Preparation

Length: 1 Week (April 29 – May 3)

Exam (Criteria A, B & C)

Topic 10: Area & Volume

Length: 3 Weeks (May 6 – May 24)

Soup Can Activity (Criteria B & D)

Topic 11: Linear Programming

Length: 3 Weeks (May 27 – June 14)