Beta Mathematics Workbook (2e) : 9781442525849

Beta Mathematics Workbook (2e)

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New Edition in preparation for Term 1 2019! Pearson's New Zealand representative, Edify Limited, will be publishing a new edition of Beta Mathematics for 2019. Visit the Edify website to learn more.

The Beta Mathematics Workbook contains hundreds of the questions and activities for which David Barton is famous: well graded, interesting, and linked throughout to real-world applications. The exercises in this write-on workbook are matched to corresponding exercises in Beta Mathematics 2e, (ISBN 9781741038842) making it easy for teachers to choose, and students to do, homework, extra practice and revision that matches what is done in class. As with Beta Mathematics 2e, the contents of this Workbook are organised into the three Strands of Level 5 (Years 9 and 10) Mathematics in the New Zealand Curriculum, and the examples and exercises follow the spirit of the Numeracy Project.

The Beta Mathematics Workbook is organised so that each two page sheet can be removed from the book and handed in for assessment. More room has been provided within questions, for students to demonstrate their mathematical skills.

Computers provide mathematicians, engineers, accountants and many other professionals with instant feedback in their explorations of number patterns and relationships. The Beta Mathematics CD in this Workbook features PowerPoint® worked examples, data sets, spreadsheets and LiveMathTM computer algebra activities to give students practice with this vital aspect of maths. It also gives links to many internet sites that explain and illustrate mathematical concepts in detail.

Table of contents

1 Number properties and operations
2 Decimals
3 Fractions
4 Percentages
5 Ratios and rates
6 Approximations, standard form and estimation


7 Formulas and substitution
8 Simplifying algebraic expressions
9 Expanding and factorising
10 Solving equations
11 Two pairs of brackets
12 2D Graphs
13 Graphs using rules from algebra


14 Metric system, scales and tables
15 Area of polygons
16 Circles - circumference and area
17 Volume and surface area


18 Angles 1 - Intersecting and parallel lines
19 Angles 2 - Polygons
20 Tessellation
21 Three dimensions
22 Pythagoras
23 Trigonometry 1
24 Trigonometry 2
25 Trigonometry 3
26 Construction and loci
27 Transformations 1 - Symmetry and Congruence
28 Transformations 2 - Enlargement


29 Statistical literacy - interpreting graphs and reports
30 Displaying statistical information
31 Working with data
32 The statistical enquiry cycle
33 Binomial distribution
Author biography
David Barton needs no introduction to a generation of New Zealand mathematics students and teachers. He has written a full six-book, award-winning series for secondary-school mathematics, and his material has also been published in Australia, South Africa, Fiji and Abu Dhabi. David Barton was educated at Wellington College and has taught at Wellington College and Rangitoto College in Auckland.
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For Year 10
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Visit David Barton's website for additional links for each text, spreadsheets, statistics resources and more.

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