Maths Quest 8 for the Australian Curriculum Homework Book is an integral part of supporting the Australian Mathematics Curriculum. The homework book complements the textbook with a variety of activities including homework sheets, rich tasks and fun code puzzles. It provides students, parents and teachers with an opportunity to construct a homework program that will help students to develop their mathematical skills.
Twelve chapters contain five worksheets: two homework sheets, one rich task and two code puzzles. Chapter 1 contains six sets of 30 quick questions, and chapters 9 and 15 contain hints to tackle six randomly selected problems from the problem-solving chapters in the textbook.
The tear-out worksheets have space provided for answers and teacher feedback. The six sets of quick questions in chapter 1 encourage students to practise some basic number skills and improve their quick recall of number facts.
The homework sheets:
begin with six Skills practice questions based on concepts taught up to Year 8
contain carefully graded skills and application questions related to specific content in the textbook chapters
include a Reasoning section for students to explain mathematical concepts in their own words
finish with a Problem solving question to extend students' problem-solving skills.
The rich tasks:
encourage students to work mathematically
enhance problem-solving skills with links to real-life situations
promote different levels of thinking with many open-ended questions.
The code puzzles:
present aspects of the chapter content in an entertaining way
provide an alternative tool to reinforce skills.
Chapters 9 and 15 complement the problem-solving chapters in the textbook by providing some scaffolding for students who have difficulty starting a problem-solving question.
Students are also provided with a Student learning matrix for each chapter as well as a Thinking about my learning page for each chapter to assist in their development as independent and reflective learners.
The book contains a grid where students may record details of their homework tasks, reflect on their performance and communicate any concerns to their teacher. Answers to all worksheets in this homework book are provided in Maths Quest 8 for the Australian Curriculum eGuidePLUS.
Series: Maths Quest for Aust Curriculum Series
Primary / High School
Number Of Pages: 149
Published: 16th February 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1