Striving to Improve: Maths Series for students aged 11 - 15 years who are underachieving at their year level
The Striving to Improve Series targets students who, for whatever reason, are struggling to keep up with their peers. The activities in the books are designed to prevent students from regressing any further at school. The tasks are based on a modified curriculum so that students can work at their own pace and without constant supervision from the teacher. There are eight books in the Striving to Improve Series - four on numeracy and four on literacy.
The four numeracy books in this series are as follows:
Integers enables students to re-encounter ideas of place value, rounding, estimation, factors, multiples and the concept of a directed number.The section entitled Calculating With Integers walks students through the four core calculations. Students explore addition and subtraction with two and three digit sums and can apply what they have learned to some real life application problems. Similarly, students explore the various levels of multiplication and division before applying them to a variety of applications.
Fractions has two sections. Understanding Fractions enables students to re-encounter ideas of equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, improper fraction, mixed numerals and comparing fractions. The section entitled Calculating With Fractions walks students through the four core calculations.
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages , the section entitled Skills With Decimals enables students to re-encounter ideas in decimal place value, calculations with decimals, comparing decimal quantities and rounding decimal amounts. The section entitled Fractions, Decimals And Percentages walks students through conversions between fractions, decimals and percentages. Students explore mental and written methods for performing conversion calculations. Attention is also given to real world applications and uses of these different representations, with an emphasis on understanding and using percentages.
Angles, Shapes And Mensuration exposes students to different types of angles, asks them to name and draw these angles and use them within a context. Units of length, mass and capacity, units of conversion, the perimeter and area of rectangles and triangles and simple volume ideas are also covered.
Age Suitability: 11-15+. Editor: Mirella Trimboli. Published: 2013. Four x A4 Photocopiable Teacher Resource Books - 52 Pages each