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Maths Quest 9: New South Wales, Australian Curriculum Edition, Stages 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3

Maths Quest 9: New South Wales, Australian Curriculum Edition, Stages 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3

Roger Blackman, Robert Cahn, Coral Connor, Lyn Elms, Catherine Hughes

ISBN: 978-1-118-59954-9

Nov 2013, Jacaranda

752 pages


Maths Quest 9 NSW AC for Stages 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3 has been written specifically to meet the requirements of the NSW Australian Curriculum. This text is for students who are studying Stages 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3 and also focuses on students developing proficiency in the strands of Fluency, Understanding, Reasoning, Problem-Solving and Communicating. 

• New larger format text
• Problem Solving chapters to provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge out of the context of defined topics
• NAPLAN practice questions

Every chapter contains:
• links to assessON – our innovative online tool that provides additional assessment resources for your mathematics course and enables online assessments FOR, AS and OF learning  and automatic feedback
• Individual pathways: All exercises within the text are carefully graded so that students get to work at their own level. At the start of each exercise a guide to Individual pathways is provided.

• A language section to provide students with opportunities to use mathematical language in context and to enhance their literacy skills
• A rich task/Investigation (Communication) to provide students with opportunities to explore and apply mathematical ideas beyond the level of skill
• Chapter Challenges to provide students with opportunities to think beyond the obvious and the concrete
• Puzzles to engage students and provide them with opportunities to learn through fun activities

Maths Quest 9 NSW Australian Curriculum Edition, Stages 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3 is a hard-copy of the student textbook accompanied by eBookPLUS: an electronic version of the textbook and a complementary set of targeted digital resources. These flexible and engaging ICT activities are available to you online at the JacarandaPLUS website (

eBookPLUS resources include:
• Individual Pathway activities written specifically to cater for the differentiated classroom – worksheets for students performing below, at and above the expected level.
• ProjectsPLUS – focus on the Cross-Curricular priorities of the AC
• Worksheets for revision and consolidation
• Skillsheets to assist with gaps in understandings
• Chapter summaries for consolidation
• Concept maps
 Interactivities to bring mathematical concepts to life and for engagement
• eLessons to help explain difficult concepts
• Videos that tell the story of mathematics throughout the ages

Introduction ix
About eBookPLUS xii
Acknowledgements xiii

Chapter 1. Numeracy  2

Chapter 2. Number skills  28

Chapter 3. Algebra  60

Chapter 4. Linear equations  112

Chapter 5. Congruence and similarity  144

Chapter 6. Trigonometry  186

Chapter 7. Linear and non-linear graphs  224

Chapter 8. Proportion and rates  280

Chapter 9. Problem solving I  318

Chapter 10. Indices  334

Chapter 11. Financial mathematics  360

Chapter 12. Measurement  402

Chapter 13. Probability  458

Chapter 14. Statistics  518 

Chapter 15. Problem solving II  584

Chapter 16. Quadratic algebra  620

Chapter 17. Quadratic functions  666

Glossary 725

Index 731