Author(s): David Barton
DoP August 2009, NZ This edition of Alpha Mathematics has been completely revised to meet the requirements of Level Four Mathematics and Statistics in the New Zealand Curriculum: The content has been arranged to match the three curriculum strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics. In the Number section, there is a focus on the Numeracy Project, and a completely new chapter on basic Financial Literacy has been added. In the Measurement section there are many fresh questions, involving charts, timetables, and the like. Alpha Mathematics is rich in cross-curriculum applications, all grounded in the New Zealand context. Teacher's Guide CDs for use with data projectors and interactive whiteboards are also available.
David Barton is a master mathematics author having written many titles for the New Zealand Curriculum. This is yet another fine example.
NUMBER AND ALGEBRA Number 1 Numeracy - understanding and using whole numbers NEW 2 Decimals 3 Integers 4 Multiples, factors and primes 5 Powers and roots 6 Brackets and order of operations 7 Fractions 1 8 Fractions 2 9 Percentages 10 Financial literacy NEW Algebra 11 Introducing algebraic expressions 12 Formulas and spatial patterns 13 Working with algebraic expressions 14 Equations 15 Expanding brackets and factorising 16 Co-ordinates 17 Two-dimensional Graphs 18 Graphs using rules from algebra MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY Measurement 19 Time, dates and seasons 20 Temperature, charts and scales 21 Length and scale drawings 22 Weight and capacity 23 Area and Perimeter 24 Volume Geometry 25 Angles 26 Reflection and Rotation 27 Symmetry 28 Translation and Enlargement NEW 29 3D shapes STATISTICS 30 Interpreting statistical reports and displays 31 Working with data 32 The statistical enquiry cycle NEW 33 Probability