• Mathematics
  • Year 8

Ratios & Rates

approx. 8 hrs

2 topics

20 concepts

Become proficient with Rates and Ratios and improve your results.

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This learning program is aligned with outcomes from the Number and Algebra strand from the Australian Curriculum. Students studying Year 8 Rates and Ratios use common fractions and decimals to show proportion, simplify and find equivalent ratios and determine scale factor for maps and drawings. In addition, they also apply formula to calculate rates, such as . rates of speed given the distance and time.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 2 topics, broken down into 20 concepts.

  • Ratios 8 concepts

    1. Simplify ratios that require conversion of units

    2. Simplify ratios involving fractions

    3. Scale drawing - determine the scale factor

    4. Write ratios using notation

    5. Equivalent ratios

    6. Simplify ratios

    7. Divide a quantity in a given ratio

    8. Scale drawing - convert scale distance to actual distance and vice versa

  • Rates 12 concepts

    1. Calculate 'best buys' by comparing price per unit

    2. Write a description to match a linear distance/time graph

    3. Finding the distance travelled given speed and time

    4. Converting units of speed

    5. Finding the time taken given distance and speed

    6. Interpret the meaning of line segments, both horizontal and with different slopes in travel graphs

    7. Sketch distance/time graphs from a written description

    8. Match descriptions to linear distance/time graphs

    9. Finding the average speed given distance and time

    10. Calculations from a distance/ time graph

    11. Solve a variety of real-life problems involving rates

    12. Use the unitary method to find an average or simplified rate

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  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

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