Sequential Series

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Sigma Publications - book structure

Sigma's Maths and English workbooks are written for students of all abilities. Fast independent learners, as well as those struggling, will find a suitable resource in Sigma's workbook series. The books contain chapters based on the strands of the curriculum. Each chapter has a large number of single topic pages which start with learning instruction to cover any gaps in student knowledge, before they attempt the exercises. This way student interest and subject involvement is maintained, which leads to educational success. 

Sigma Publications - sequential English and Maths learning!

Sigma’s Maths and English workbook series provide titles for Year 3 students right through to Year 13. All strands of the New Zealand English curriculum and New Zealand Maths curriculum are covered with separate chapters for each topic and a chapter test to finish. The sequential nature of the series allows each student to find titles that provide Maths and English practice at their own level of competency.

Each workbook has chapters which correspond with the chapters in the books above and below it in the series.  So, if a student has successfully completed a workbook and their teacher is confident they are ready to move on, they could start on the next book in the series. Or if a student needs to catch up, they can revise the previous book.

Use the Books below for Remedial work and above for Extension Work

Sigma understands that students learn at their own rate and classes can contain a wide range of ability levels. Inspect the book we suggest for your year group, as well as the books above and below it in the series, and you will see how easily group work can be facilitated by using two or three different workbooks to cover the full range of abilities within your class.

By selecting the appropriate Sigma workbook from the full series, you can be assured you will be delivering meaningful, curriculum-connected homework to fit every student’s needs. This is a positive step towards better school-wide results in national standards tests and the progress of your child.

What is a Workbook?

Workbooks are usually filled with practice problems (or exercises) , where the answers can be written directly in the book. They are favoured because students can work directly in their books, eliminating the need for homework exercises such as looseleaf comprehension worksheets for English study, or multiplication worksheets for Maths study, and for copying questions from a textbook. Workbooks also hold an advantage because they are usually smaller and lighter than textbooks, which equates to less trouble when the student brings the book home to complete their homework.