**Author : Wiesje Geldof**

**‘Fast Track 1, 2nd Edition’** is a write-on student workbook **written for able Year 9 students **that prepares able maths students for high level passes in their Year 9 course. This book is best bought at the start of the school year and used throughout the year as a homework resource by students who are working towards 'merit or 'excellence' passes. Alternatively, the book may be bought towards the end of the year and used as an independent study programme leading up to final Year 9 exams.

**‘Fast Track 1’** has 148 pages. It revises Level 4 and starts Level 5 work from the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum. The Number chapters provide detailed work from Stage 7 (Advanced Multiplicative) and Stage 8 (Proportional) of the Secondary Numeracy Project, while the large Statistics chapter explores the Statistical Enquiry Cycle. Instruction boxes and worked examples appear on almost every page and help students with independent study. At the end of each chapter there is a valuable revision test and a full set of answers is included. Sigma has now perforated all pages so that homework assignments can be handed in while work is ongoing and the answer pages may be retained by the teacher if desired. A handy reference page illustrates the links between'Fast Track 1' chapters and the relevant curriculum levels and achievement objectives.

Once completed, **‘Fast 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.

**Chapters**

**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

**Statistics Strand**

Chapter 11 - Statistics

Chapter 12 - Probability