written for mid-band Year 10 students
Author : Wiesje Geldof
‘On Track 2’ is a write-on student workbook that will help mid-band maths students achieve their full potential in Year 10. 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.
The second edition of ‘On Track 2’ has 160 pages. It revises Level 4 and starts work on Level 5 of 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. A handy reference page illustrates the links between 'On Track 2' chapters and the relevant achievement objectives of 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 2’ provides a useful set of study notes at exam time and should be kept and used as a reference book in Year 11.
Number and Algebra Strand
Chapter 1 - Number Strategies and Knowledge
Chapter 2 - Fractions, Percentages and Ratio
Chapter 3 - Expressions and Equations
Chapter 4 - Patterns and Relationships
Geometry and Measurement Strand
Chapter 5 - Measurement
Chapter 6 - Geometric Designs
Chapter 7 - Shape, Position and Orientation
Chapter 8 - Angles and Shapes
Chapter 9 - Right-Angled Triangles
Chapter 10 - Statistical Investigations
Chapter 11 - Probability
[An excel spreadsheet containing bivariate data (transport) for exercises on pages 136 and 137 is available by clicking on the button opposite.]