‘Fast Track 4’ Second Edition is a write-on student workbook that provides a comprehensive study programme for students wishing to sit any combination of the NCEA Level 2 Mathematics Achievement Standards listed below. A selection of these Standards is best suited for able students wishing to take Level 3 NCEA Mathematics:
2.1 Co-ordinate Geometry
2.2 Graphical Methods
2.3 Sequences and Series
2.6 Algebraic Procedures
2.7 Calculus Methods
2.9 Statistical Inference
2.12 Probability Methods
2.14 Systems of Equations
'Fast Track 4' is best bought at the start of the school year and used throughout the year as a homework resource. Alternatively, the book may be used as an independent study resource for use in the lead-up to internal and external assessments.
‘Fast Track 4’ has 220 pages and covers NCEA Level 2 standards worth a total of 30 credits. Instruction boxes and worked examples appear on almost every page to help students with independent study. At the end of each chapter there is a valuable revision test which can be used by candidates to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses before assessments. A full set of answers is included, which can act as a guide to structuring quality answers. All pages in the book are perforated pages so that homework assignments can be handed in while work is ongoing and the answer pages may be retained by the teacher if desired.
Second edition changes include : AS2.2 Angles all measured in degrees, AS2.4 More pages with word problems, AS2.9 New pages explaining sampling error and non-sampling error, AS2.14 New pages introducing and using systems of inequations.
Once completed, ‘Fast Track 4’ provides a useful set of study notes at assessment time. It should be kept as a reference book if students intend taking a Year 13 maths course.
Chapter 1 - Coordinate Geometry (AS 2.1)
Chapter 2 - Graphical Methods (AS 2.2)
Chapter 3 - Sequences and Series (AS 2.3)
Chapter 4 - Trigonometry (AS 2.4)
Chapter 5 - Algebraic Methods (AS 2.6)
Chapter 6 - Calculus Methods (AS 2.7)
Chapter 7 - Statistical Methods (AS 2.9)
Chapter 8 - Probability Methods (AS 2.12)
Chapter 9 - Systems of Equations (AS 1.14)