# Year 10 NCEA

### Extra Material

For parents who want extra material, there are some relatively cheap books that give pages of homework exercises (along with quite useful notes and examples):

The Beta Mathematics Workbook published by Pearson matches the textbook used at St John's: www.pearsoned.co.nz

The Fast Track 2 from Eton Press is at a higher level, but covers the same basic material and is recommended for more able students: www.eton.co.nz

An excellent on-line resource is available at nz.ixl.com, which more or less covers the entire syllabus. Students can sign up and their progress can be tracked by weekly e-mail.

## Year Plan

This is a plan only, and dates will change somewhat with circumstances.

 Term Topic Content Time One Number (1) General number revision, particularly negatives Rounding, standard form, powers and roots 4 weeks Number (2) Percentages, decimals, ratios, proportion and fractions 3 weeks Algebra Simplifying expressions. Solving equations 3 wks Two Algebra contd Expanding and factorising quadratics 2 weeks Graphs Patterns and relationships. Graphs 3 weeks Measurement (1) Metric system, scales, time and rates 2 weeks Measurement (2) Perimeter and area of rectangles, parallelograms, and circles, and shapes made up of parts of those Volumes of prisms, especially cuboids and cylinders 3 weeks Three Geometry (1) Angles on lines, polygons and parallel lines. Circle geometry 3 weeks Geometry (2) Pythagoras Theorem Sine, Cosine and Tangent to find sides 3 weeks Probability Experimental probability Theoretical probability including tree diagrams 4 weeks Four Transformations Reflection, rotation and translation. Tesselation. 3D representations 2 weeks Exams Revision and exams 2 weeks Statistics Means, medians, quartiles, ranges Statistical graphs, Data collection and sampling Project 3 weeks Camps No classes 1 week

## Contact

My preferred initial contact is via e-mail: mplant @ stjohns-hamilton.school.nz (no gaps).

If you want to talk directly, then a telephone call back or a meeting at school can be arranged.