Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Year 8 3rd Ed
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Author: Greenwood, David
This third edition of Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Years 7 to 10&10A retains all of the features that have made this series so popular, and now addresses the needs of a wider range of students, provides even greater assistance for teachers and offers a new level of digital support.
Revised treatment of the proficiency strands
Pre-exercise ‘Building understanding’ questions immediately after ‘Key ideas’ promote class discussion and help consolidate the lessons’ fundamental skills and concepts for students who need the support, and allow stronger students to move more quickly to the worked examples and the Fluency of the exercise.
‘Now you try’ questions for every worked example
Questions without worked solutions have been added to every worked example. These additional questions give students immediate practice at the same type of question covered in the worked example before they get to the exercise. ‘Now you try’ questions also provide teachers with material if they want to demonstrate a question in the same style as the worked examples.
Modelling activities in each chapter encourage students to use the modelling process to define, solve, verify and communicate solutions to real-life problems.
Tools to help students keep track of their progress
‘Learning intentions’ at the beginning of each lesson clearly state what the student should expect to learn in the lesson. A checklist of success criteria, complete with short example questions, is then provided at the end of every chapter to assist students with keeping track of their progress, and also doubles as a form of quick revision.
Extra calculator material
In addition to the CAS calculator activities retained as per previous editions, non-CAS activities will be provided for the first time for Years 10&10A (print) and Year 9 (online).
A new level of digital support
The Interactive Textbook and Online Teaching Suite, powered by Cambridge HOTmaths, now offer an even greater level of digital support for teaching, learning, assessment and reporting through integrated digital resources and a powerful Learning Management System (LMS).
Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Third Edition combines a proven teaching and learning formula and complete curriculum coverage with a new level of innovative digital capabilities to guide every student through Years 7 to 10&10A mathematics and prepare them for success in their senior courses.
Logical and sequential development
The sequencing of topics throughout the textbook for each year level encourages deep understanding, reduces lesson time planning, and allows the teaching program to be built around the textbook. Logical topic development is supported by carefully graded questions, linked examples, investigations and key point summaries in an uncluttered layout.
Pathways for differentiated learning
Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum supports differentiated learning by offering three pathways (Foundation, Standard and Advanced) through the exercises to cater for learners of a wide range of ability levels. These pathways are indicated in the textbook through detailed working programs subtly embedded in the exercises.
A practical interpretation of the proficiency strands
Our highly regarded interpretation of the Australian Curriculum proficiency strands supports precise grading of questions and consistent depth across all topics in the curriculum. Every question is grouped according to the four proficiency strands plus Enrichment, and every lesson contains questions for all four strands.
By including the ‘Building understanding’ questions after the ‘Key ideas’ we have improved the flow of each lesson and exercise, while at the same time making each lesson more accessible to students who need additional support.
- Format: Mixed media product
- Series: Essential Mathematics
- Publication Date: 05/12/2019
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Subject: Maths
- Audience: Secondary
- Curriculum: Australian
- Year Level: Year 8