Author(s): Warwick Marlin
This is the new Australian Curriculum edition of this bestselling maths study guide for Year 8 Mathematics. It has been developed because of a need by students, parents, teachers and coaches for a comprehensive, well presented, easy to understand Maths summary book which covers the most important ideas in the recently developed National Year 8 Maths Curriculum throughout Australia. Understanding Maths Year 8 Australian Curriculum Edition has been developed on the premise that students who wish to achieve confidence and success at this level should: Understand all the basic ideas and rules Practise these rules and ideas by going through graded exercises Understand why and how they made errors, so that hopefully they are reduced or eliminated in further exercises Memorise all important rules and formulae This book has been written to fulfill these 4 vital requirements by incorporating the following benefits: Firstly, the book has been split up into the 11 major important sub-strands which are covered at all schools in Year 8 throughout Australia (i.e. Number and Place Value, Real Numbers, Money and Financial Mathematics, Patterns & Algebra, Geometric Reasoning, Measurements, Statistics, etc.). Each of these major topics has been broken down into a number of simpler ideas and rules, thus saving students valuable time in research. Most pages cover only one idea or rule, thus giving students clarity Each concept is thoroughly, but simply, explained for understanding. Each formula, rule or set of steps is highlighted in larger print for ease of memorising. Each formula and page contains at least one fully worked example. This not only reinforces understanding, but also shows the student how to APPLY each formula to typical questions. At the end of each chapter, there are usually 5 comprehensive graded exercises for practice, which cover all the ideas in the topic.