What’s in Year 8 Term 1 for Students?
“To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction” (Dr. Steven R Covey)
Hence the strategic placement of the goal chart at the very beginning of the CMG Calendar year for Year 8 students who will benefit from
a. knowing what is ahead of them and to look forward to
b. seeing a marked degree of improvement in not just their grades,
but in their level of self confidence and self esteem.
About year 8 Term 1
Term 1 begins with Algorithms, Arithmetic and Algebraic Expressions. Robert Ollis, the Cool Math Guru, a teacher and performance coach with more than 40 years experience, then moves onto Substitution, Pronumerals and Directed Numbers and a Non Calculator review. The student will be asked during this term to Draw, Calculate and Read Graphs as well evaluating and substituting Algorithms.
The student will also extend their knowledge and skill levels in Statistics, Probability and Percentages. Other topics include Pythagoras Theorem, the theorem used to determine the length of an unknown side in any right-angled triangle. Students with aspirations of becoming an Engineer or an Architect will definitely need to master this particular theorem.
Geometry, Equilateral Triangles, Rotation, Venn Diagrams, Data Analysis, Simple Interest, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Reciprocals and Ratios, Measurement, Factorizing, Tables and Expressions round out Term 1 of Year 8.
Math Problems and Solutions
Question and Answer books are provided separately, thus encouraging students to work through the Question book completely before resorting to the Answer book. In each of the CMG workbooks, care is taken to provide practice and revision for each of the basic fundamentals of math thus eliminating one of the main reasons why students fail:
“When students miss out on learning and understanding one of the basic rules and fundamentals of math, they lose confidence in their ability to perform in a test situation.
About Robert Ollis
Robert Ollis is a motivator on a mission to inspire all students to achieve to their potential, both academically and personally. For the student who lacks the confidence and self belief to achieve, the CMG workbooks due to the diligence of Robert Ollis, a master tutor of more than 35 years, they will see and experience the turnaround that he has long believed in and worked so tirelessly towards.