Y10 main page

Y10 homework

Y10 resources

algebra resources

Y10 video resources

Y10 on-line resources

back to home

Year 10

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

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

Simplifying expressions.
Solving equations
3 wks

Two Algebra contd Expanding and factorising quadratics 2 weeks

Patterns and relationships.
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


Geometry (1)

Angles on lines, polygons and parallel lines.
Circle geometry
3 weeks

Geometry (2)

Pythagoras Theorem
Sine, Cosine and Tangent to find sides
2 weeks

Reflection, rotation and translation.
Tesselation. 3D representations
2 weeks

Experimental probability
Theoretical probability including tree diagrams
2 weeks



Means, medians, quartiles, ranges
Statistical graphs
2 weeks

Exams Revision and exams 3 weeks
Statistics contd

Data collection and sampling
2 weeks

Camps No classes 1 week


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.