‘Fast Track 3’ is a write-on student workbook that provides a comprehensive study programme for students wishing to sit any combination of the NCEA Level 1 Mathematics Achievement Standards listed below. A selection of these Standards is best suited for able students wishing to take Level 2-3 NCEA Mathematics:
AS 1.1 - Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
AS 1.2 - Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems
AS 1.3 - Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs
AS 1.5 - Apply measurement in solving problems
AS 1.6 - Apply geometric reasoning in solving problems
AS 1.7 - Apply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problems
AS 1.10 - Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle
AS 1.11 - Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle
AS 1.12 - Demonstrate an understanding of chance and data
'Fast Track 3' is best bought at the start of the school year and used throughout the year as a homework resource. Alternatively, the book may be used as an independent study resource for use in the lead-up to internal and external assessments.
‘Fast Track 3’ has 172 pages and covers revised NCEA Level 1 standards worth a total of 33 credits. Instruction boxes and worked examples appear on almost every page to help students with independent study. At the end of each chapter there is a valuable revision test which can be used by candidates to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses before assessments. A full set of answers is included, which can act as a guide to structuring quality answers. All pages 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, ‘Fast Track 3’ provides a useful set of study notes at assessment time. It should be kept as a reference book if students intend taking a Year 12 maths course.
Chapter 1 - Numeric Reasoning (AS 1.1)
Chapter 2 - Algebraic Methods (AS 1.2)
Chapter 3 - Tables, Equations and Graphs (AS 1.3)
Chapter 4 - Measurement (AS 1.5)
Chapter 5 - Geometric Reasoning (AS 1.6)
Chapter 6 - Right-Angled Triangles (AS 1.7)
Chapter 7 - Investigating Multivariate Data (AS 1.10)
Chapter 8 - Investigating Bivariate Data (AS 1.11)
Chapter 9 - Chance and Data (AS 1.12)