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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
3 weeks


Experimental probability
Theoretical probability including tree diagrams
4 weeks


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

Means, medians, quartiles, ranges
Statistical graphs,
Data collection and sampling
3 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.