Year Published: 2011
Page Count: 447
Prints of this textbook before 2015 included a student CD, but any later reprints (2015 onwards) have moved all of the CD features to Snowflake – our online learning system.
Mathematics for Australia 8 has been designed and written for the Australian Curriculum. The textbook and interactive student CD provide an engaging and structured package, allowing students to explore and develop their confidence in Mathematics. This textbook is best used in conjunction with the related year levels in our ‘Mathematics for Australia’ series.
The book contains a variety of exercises ranging from basic to advanced, to cater for a range of student abilities and interests. The material is presented in a clear, easy-to-follow style, free from unnecessary distractions, while effort has been made to contextualise questions so that students can relate concepts to everyday use.
Each chapter begins with an Opening Problem, offering an insight into the application of the mathematics that will be studied in the chapter. Important information and key notes are highlighted while worked examples provide step-by-step instructions with concise and relevant explanations. Discussions, Activities, Investigations, Puzzles and Research exercises are used throughout the chapters to develop understanding, problem solving, and reasoning, within an interactive environment.
Extensive Review Sets are located at the end of each chapter, comprising a range of question types including short answer, extended response and multiple choice.
This book will introduce students to graphics calculators. Calculator instructions are provided throughout the book to help students build an understanding of the technology.
We have endeavoured to provide a stimulating textbook and CD package aiming to develop and encourage student understanding. Through the use of contextual problems and the application of technology we hope to help students appreciate the application of mathematics in everyday use.