**Junior Secondary Maths Workbooks**

### For Years 9 and 10

### Sigma's Dual Pathway 'Track' Workbooks prepare a wider range of students for NCEA success

The key to the success of Sigma’s Track Maths workbooks is the** dual pathway** they provide for maths teachers and students - **'On Track**' and '**Fast Track**'. In the first two years of secondary school the mathematical ability of students extend over a wider range compared to intermediate school. Sigma solves this issue by providing** two workbooks for each year group**, so that both mid-band and more able students are provided with their own maths workbook written exclusively for their ability level. Matching the teaching resource to a student's ability level is a crucial factor in the learning process.

### 'On Track' Workbooks

Mid-band students should use Sigma’s ‘On Track’ workbooks because they are written exclusively for them. Sigma has designed these titles to include more revision work from the previous year, allowing mid-band students to refresh their concepts and fill in any missing maths knowledge before tackling new work. This 'On Track' format allows mid-band students to study independently, complete more work, and achieve sound results in mathematics.

### 'Fast Track' Workbooks

More able maths students (those capable of passing NCEA Level 2-3 courses in the future) will find a wide range of interesting, relevant and challenging study material in Sigma’s ‘Fast Track’ workbooks. The 'Fast Track' pathway is aimed at helping advanced students reach Merit and Excellence levels in the subject. Starting on a 'Fast Track' workbook at the beginning of the year assumes a student has successfully completed last years maths work.

### Workbook Features

Both workbooks use New Zealand based problems and feature many photographs which help students connect maths with real world situations. All junior secondary 'Track' workbooks contain about 140 pages of concentrated maths work and a full set of answers that is removable. Further features include :

- Written to the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum objectives
- Encompasses the Secondary Numeracy Project
- Uses the Statistical Enquiry Cycle
- Detailed teaching 'Instruction Boxes' on almost all pages
- ‘See and do’ worked examples included
- End of chapter summary tests
- Curriculum/Chapter Links page for teacher reference