Pearson Mathematics 3a: Stages 5-6 (2e) : 9781442525801

Pearson Mathematics 3a: Stages 5-6 (2e)

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Pearson Mathematics is changing the way Mathematics is taught in New Zealand schools

Written by New Zealand Mathematics Specialist Charlotte Wilkinson, Pearson Mathematics provides a whole-school print and online programme incorporating all strands of the New Zealand curriculum.

Pearson Mathematics 3a is the first of two books for students working at Level 3 of the Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum.

Pearson Mathematics Student Books

  • The aim of the Pearson Mathematics Student Books is to bridge the gap between the Curriculum guidelines and the real world of the student.
  • Attractive, uncluttered design encourages students to engage positively with the mathematical content.
  • Each book covers all three strands, namely Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement and Statistics. 
  • Each unit concludes with a Mini-Project which enables the students to reinforce their learning, apply problem solving skills, collaborate and communicate about maths in mathematical terminology, but within real-life contexts.
  • “Challenge” questions allow for further extension and additional motivation for more able students.
  • Full-colour content provides visual stimulation with images that place the mathematics in context.
  • All content is curriculum-aligned and can be used with additional, existing resources where available.
Table of contents
  1. Addition
  2. Subtraction
  3. Larger Numbers
  4. Multiply and Divide by Six
  5. Multiply and Divide by Eight
  6. Multiply and Divide by Seven
  7. Multiplication and Division
  8. Fractions
  9. Measurement and the Decimal Point
  10. Reading and Writing Decimals
  11. Place Value and Decimals
  12. Using a Calculator
  13. Finding the Rules
  14. Number Patterns
  15. Mental Arithmetic — The Four Operations
  16. Working with Circles
  17. Cubes and Cuboids
  18. Reflective Symmetry
  19. Tessellation
  20. Enlargements
  21. Plans and Direction
  22. Co-ordinates and Graphs
  23. Investigating Angles
  24. Decimals and Length
  25. Measuring Weights and Decimals
  26. Area and Perimeter
  27. Telling the Time
  28. Measuring Time
  29. Probability
  30. Collecting and Displaying Data

Mini Projects

  • Sports Day
  • Going to Camp
  • Fun Fair Fractions
  • At the Airport
  • Matchstick Patterns
  • Creating Patterns with Numbers
  • Making an Oval
  • A Triangle Puzzle
  • Holiday Time
  • Buried Treasure
  • A Measurement Investigation
  • Making Cookies
  • Home Decorating
  • Making and Using a Pendulum
  • Fair Game
  • All About Our Class

Author biography

Charlotte Wilkinson helps teachers develop exciting Maths programmes in their schools. She has an Honours degree specialising in the teaching of Primary Mathematics, combined with 20 years classroom experience, of which 7 years were at senior management level, followed by 4 years working with teachers on the Numeracy Project for the University of Waikato. She offers professional development and training in the teaching and learning of Primary Mathematics. Charlotte also designs and publishes Wilkie Way Numeracy Products.

Series overview

Pearson Mathematics is changing the way Mathematics is taught in New Zealand schools.

New Zealand Curriculum aligned
Pearson Mathematics matches the New Zealand Curriculum exactly and completely – there is no need to find additional materials. Existing material can be used alongside Pearson Mathematics as supplements or reinforcement.

Comprehensive coverage
Pearson Mathematics covers all the Measurement, Geometry and Statistics strands, not just Number.

Whole-school print and online programme
Now you can ensure that the same methodology can be applied across the school from Levels 1-4.

Proven results
Pearson Mathematics uses a well-researched methodology used throughout New Zealand to deliver proven results at all levels.

Motivate students
Now you can keep students motivated and stimulated with a variety of resources. Engage them with material that makes them eager to progress.

Mathematics literacy
Give your students the skills to read, write and think mathematically through a range of problem-solving activities. Mathematics literacy components encourage students to read, understand and manipulate word problems.

Problem solving
Pearson Mathematics helps students learn how to solve problems mathematically rather than just doing algorithms.

Mini projects
Your students’ ability to solve problems is assessed at the end of each unit through mini-projects which reinforce their problem-solving skills within real-life situations, making them aware of the relevance of maths to their daily lives.

Easy interaction
Pearson Mathematics is visually stimulating but not cluttered. The pages of all components are appealing and easy to navigate.

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