Author(s): W. (Wiesje) Geldof
‘On Track 1’ is a write-on student workbook that will help mid-band maths students achieve their full potential in Year 9. This book is best bought at the start of the school year and used throughout the year as a homework resource. Alternatively, the book may be bought towards the end of the year and used as an independent study programme leading up to final Year 10 exams.
‘On Track 1’ has 148 pages and covers Levels 3 and 4 of the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum. The Number chapters provide detailed work from Stage 6 (Advanced Additive) and Stage 7 (Advanced Multiplicative) of the Secondary Numeracy Project, while the large Statistics chapter explores the Statistical Enquiry Cycle. A handy reference page illustrates the links between all ‘On Track 1’ chapters and the relevant achievement objectives in the curriculum.
Instruction boxes and worked examples appear on almost every page to help students with independent study and at the end of each chapter there is a valuable revision test. A full set of answers is included. All pages in the book are perforated so that homework assignments can be handed in while work is ongoing and the answer pages may be retained by the teacher if desired.
Once completed, ‘On Track 1’ provides a useful set of study notes at exam time and should be kept and used as a reference book in Year 10.
Number and Algebra Strand
Chapter 1 - Whole Numbers
Chapter 2 - Special Numbers
Chapter 3 - Decimal Numbers
Chapter 4 - Fractions and Percentages
Chapter 5 - Expressions and Equations
Chapter 6 - Patterns and Graphs
Geometry and Measurement Strand
Chapter 7 - Measurement
Chapter 8 - Perimeter, Area and Volume
Chapter 9 - Transformations
Chapter 10 - Shapes, Angles and Directions
Chapter 11 - Statistical Methods
Chapter 12 - Probability