‘Fast Track 2’ second edition, is a write-on student workbook that prepares able maths students for high level passes in their Year 10 course. This book is best bought at the start of the school year and used throughout the year as a homework resource by students who are working towards 'merit or 'excellence' passes. Alternatively, the book may be bought towards the end of the year and used as an independent study programme leading up to final Year 10 exams.
‘Fast Track 2’ has 164 pages. It provides full coverage of Level 5 work from the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum. The Number chapters provide detailed work from Stage 8 (Proportional) of the Secondary Numeracy Project, while the large Statistics chapter fully explores the Statistical Enquiry Cycle. A handy reference page illustrates the links between 'Fast Track 2' chapters and the relevant achievement objectives of the curriculum. This second edition version has extra pages for parabolas and quadratic equations to prepare students for NCEA Level 1.
Instruction boxes and worked examples appear on almost every page to help students with independent study and at the end of each chapter there is a valuable revision test. A full set of answers is included. All pages in the book 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 2’ provides a useful set of study notes at exam time and should be kept and used as a reference book in Year 11.
Number and Algebra Strand
Chapter 1 - Number Strategies and Knowledge
Chapter 2 - Fractions, Percentages and Ratio
Chapter 3 - Expressions and Equations
Chapter 4 - Patterns and Relationships
Geometry and Measurement Strand
Chapter 5 - Measurement
Chapter 6 - Geometric Designs
Chapter 7 - Shape, Position and Orientation
Chapter 8 - Angles and Shapes
Chapter 9 - Right-Angled Triangles
Chapter 10 - Statistical Investigations
Chapter 11 - Probability