Theta Dimensions: NCEA Level 2 : 9781442549586

Theta Dimensions: NCEA Level 2

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Theta Mathematics has been written to reflect the current requirements of Mathematics and Statistics in the New Zealand Curriculum. In order to provide teachers and students with a comprehensive package that covers all fourteen Achievement Standards, Theta Mathematics is complemented by Theta Dimensions.

The chapters for each Achievement Standard are colour-coded to make them easy to find, and liberal use of colour throughout the book makes it easy and interesting to use. Helpful tags on the edge of each page enable students to navigate between the answer section and the related exercises.

Theta Dimensions:

  • includes the few topics that tend to terminate at this level
  • offers a mathematically worthwhile course fully at NCEA Level 2 standard
  • provides all the prerequisites and background needed for NCEA Level 3 Statistics
  • is a good choice for students who may want to take Statistics in Year 13.

Theta Mathematics and Theta Dimensions follows in the tradition of all David Barton’s resources and contains:

  • material that addresses the requirements of the front end of the New Zealand Curriculum, including the Vision, Key Competencies, Values and Cross and Bicultural references
  • concise theory notes written with students’ needs in mind
  • comprehensive worked examples that are well set out
  • plenty of questions in context
  • graded exercises to practise skills and build solid foundations
  • questions that require understanding and explanation, and some extended working
  • investigations and puzzles, many new, to motivate students and stimulate thinking
  • references to technology throughout, including animations, spreadsheet work, CAS calculators, and websites that are linked from
  • complete answers.

An update for Theta Dimensions

Changes to Achievement Standard 2.10 since Theta Dimensions was published mean that Chapter 20: Statistical Experiments no longer meets the Standard’s requirements.

An updated version Chapter 20 and Chapter 20 answers are available for download, please click here

Also available:

Theta Dimensions Workbook (ISBN: 9781442549593)

Theta Mathematics (ISBN: 9781442549487) and Theta Mathematics Workbook (ISBN: 9781442549494)

  • Includes the topics that lead on to either a Statistics course or a Calculus course in Year 13
  • Includes the topics that are currently assessed externally.

    Theta Mathematics Interactive Teaching Resource
     (ISBN: 9781442554535)

  •  for use with data projectors and interactive whiteboards, featuring interactive versions of the printed texts that include teacher tips, answer links and resources such as simulations and Blackline Masters to be used with the textbook. Available on subscription - contact your Education Consultant for more information and/or download the Order Form.

  • Table of contents

    2.2 Graphical Models
      1 Polynomials and their graphs
      2 Functions – domain and range
      3 Other mathematical functions and their graphs
      4 Transformations of graphs and the connection with parameters
      5 Trigonometric graphs
      6 Piecewise graphs

    2.3 Sequences and Series
      7 Introducing sequences
      8 Arithmetic sequences
      9 Geometric sequences
    10 Growth and decay

    2.4 Trigonometric Relationships
    11 Triangle trigonometry
    12 The sine rule
    13 The cosine rule
    14 Circular measure

    2.5 Networks
    15 Networks – basic properties
    16 Networks – applications

    2.8, 2.9, 2.10 Statistical Investigation
    17 Questionnaire Design
    18 Statistical inference from comparative data
    19 Statistical experiments

    2.11 Statistical Reports
    20 Evaluating statistical reports

    2.12 Probability Methods
    21 Probability
    22 Further probability
    23 The normal distribution

    2.13 Simulation
    24 Simulation methods

    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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