Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 8 Mathematics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960474

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 7 Maths

This is the course that further develops the skills studied at Year 7. Learners are taught by specialist Mathematics teachers and learners are introduced to  using calculators to answer some problems. Much of the focus in this year’s work is from Level 4 of the NZ Mathematics Curriculum.  Course work  will include: 

  • Number skills including multiplication, division,addition, subtraction, integers, powers and prime numbers 
  • Measurement skills including perimeter, area andvolume 
  • Further Number skills including fractions, decimals,percentages and GST 
  • Geometry covering angle rules, nets, and transformations 
  • Algebra skills covering simplifying, expanding,factorising and solving 
  • Statistics including calculating averages, analysinggraphs and reviewing different ways of representing data 
  • Financial literacy developing an understanding ofincome tax, loans, interest and budgeting

Learning Areas:



Year 9 Mathematics

Career Pathways

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Course Costs and Equipment

$30 for a MathsBuddy subscription and associated costs. Learners should have a scientific calculator (Casio FX82AU plus II or equivalent)


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.