**Written for NCEA Level 1 2024 Curriculum**

**Authors : Wiesje Geldof, Katy Thorne**

Sigma Mathematics Workbook **'Focus on Mathematics’** is a write-on student resource.

This book contains notes and practice questions on mathematical methods across the Number, Measurement, Algebra and Geometry strands at Level 6 of the Mathematics Curriculum. The internal assessment achievement standard, 1.2 Mathematical Methods and the external examination achievement standard 1.4 Mathematical Reasoning have a considerable overlap with regards to the methods, with the majority of them potentially featuring on either assessment.

Students are able to and encouraged to use a calculator in their learning and assessment for these standards. A graphing calculator of the type on the approved NZQA list is an advantage. Instructions in this book relate to the Casio fx-9750 GIII.

In this workbook students will find **clear explanations** and **detailed worked examples** showing what is required at each step of the mathematical methods cycle. At the end of the workbook there are Practice Exam Questions.

A full set of **answers** is included, which acts as a guide to structuring quality answers. An abbreviated version of the Achievement Criteria and Explanatory Notes of the Achievement Standard itself complete the resource.

**Topics Covered in this Workbook Include** :

**Number **
**Measurement **
**Geometry and Space **
**Algebra**
**Practice Investigations / Papers**

The Sigma Workbook **'Focus on Mathematics'** is best bought before the standards are taught at school and used throughout the topics as a classroom and homework resource. Alternatively, the workbook would make an excellent independent study resource in the lead-up to the internal assessment of Achievement Standards 1.2 and 1.4.

Once completed,** 'Focus on Mathematics'** provides a useful set of revision notes at assessment time. It can be kept as a reference book if students intend taking a Year 12 Mathematics course.