Author(s): David Barton

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This third edition of Beta Mathematics is written for Level 5 Mathematics and Statistics in the New Zealand Curriculum. The content matches the three curriculum strands: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics.

As a key component in the only current New Zealand-written secondary mathematics series, Beta Mathematics is rich in cross-curricular applications, which are always grounded in a New Zealand context. The mathematical activities are designed to relate to the students’ own experiences.

New to this edition:

- About 30 extra exercises for skills practice, by teacher request

- Each chapter has a new summary exercise at the end, called 'Checking Your Understanding'. The questions are graded in difficulty in the usual David Barton style

- New material on:

unit ratios

algebraic fractions

converting area units

parallel and perpendicular lines

a variety of lively new puzzles and investigations to add interest, and show maths in unexpected situations

- The Statistics section has been extensively over-hauled to put the emphasis on interpreting data displays and distributions

- Thoroughly updated to reflect GST, tax rates, realistic prices, and more.

This Textbook can be used alongside the other elements of the Beta Mathematics package:

- Beta Mathematics Workbook (ISBN 9780947496494) – a write-on publication for student use at home or in class

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