Author(s): W. (Wiesje) Geldof
Dragon Maths 5’ is a write-on student workbook that contains a full mathematics programme for most Year 7 students. It revises work at mathematics curriculum Level 3 and starts work on Level 4. It guides students through the Multiplicative Stages (stages 6-7) of the Number Framework. Each chapter is based on a strand of the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum document. The number strand has been allocated 4 chapters (50 pages) to adequately cover all the numeracy strategies currently being taught in primary schools. A revision test is provided at the end of each chapter. 'Dragon Maths 5' features instruction boxes, worked examples and a full set of answers (removable) to help students work independently of the teacher. The best use of this resource is as a classwork/homework book after new maths ideas have been introduced and the class has done some closely supervised work from texts. It can also be used as a revision resource before national standards tests or as a catch-up text for students who have missed school or need to fill gaps in their maths knowledge. Students working on this resource will find the write-on format saves them copying time. The instruction boxes and worked examples reinforce classroom learning and help parents to become effective 'home-teachers' as they can now assist their child using current maths strategies instead of older methods.The removable answers (perforated pages) allow students to mark their own work, or the teacher may choose to hold the answers in the classroom for a more formal marking/revision session.
For Parents: Encouraging your child to practise what they have learnt in class is easily facilitated by the fun and cool Dragon Maths series workbooks, which look interesting, are easy to carry and since they are write on, you don’t have to worry about finding or filing messy separate maths worksheets . Year 7 maths and Year 8 maths are critical pre-secondary learning years and the Dragon Maths workbooks allow you to do something really positive to assist your child’s learning for very little outlay. Maths might have changed since your school days, so the page by page instructions are vital to keep you up with the play on how maths is now taught. These resources will allow you to help your child at home in an effective way. Dragon Maths workbooks are interesting, absorbing and fun to do with your child at home. If your child is struggling with maths, we recommend you buy a book aimed for a lower year level, for instance Dragon Maths 4 for Year 7, Dragon Maths 5 for Year 8. For Teachers: The Dragon Maths series provides a sequential set of write-on maths workbooks. For the intermediate level you can use the last two books in the series which are aimed at Year 7 maths and Year 8 maths, or you can use the previous books in the series for remedial study. Each workbook covers the following NZ Maths curriculum strands : Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics. Dragon Maths workbooks will give you the confidence that you are delivering material at the correct curriculum level to prepare your class for secondary education and are an effective way to improve maths results in all topics, school-wide.
Chapters:1 – Whole Numbers2 – Number Facts3 – Decimals4 – Fractions5 – Algebra6 – Measurement7 – Geometry8 – Statistics