About the Book

  • Covers the basic skills
  • Easy to read
  • Clear examples
  • Well graded questions

This book presents an alternative course for Year 10 students. The particular aim of the book is to show the everyday applications of mathematics in the context of the world around us.

There are 19 ’core’ chapters. These chapters cover the basic skills of mathematics appropriate for Year 10 students who may go on to complete a Mathematical Applications or a Foundation Mathematics course at Year 11.

In addition, there are four ’option’ chapters which are entirely focused on particular themes. Throughout these chapters, the emphasis is on relating the theory and application of mathematics to real-life:

  • 20. The share market
  • 21. Building, construction and manufacturing
  • 22. Mathematics and food
  • 23. Buying and running a car

The authors hope that by presenting a course of mathematics in this way, students may understand the relevance and importance of mathematics in everyday life.

*Tablet in picture not included. You will need a computer, tablet, iPad, or smartphone to read this Digital Textbook. Internet access is required. Offline viewing is available for PC and Mac.

Year Published: 2003
Page Count: 416
Online ISBN: 978-1-921972-82-9 (9781921972829)


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