Author(s): Wiesje Geldof
Dragon Maths workbooks are a best selling series from Sigma Publications, having sold over 350,000 copies to date. Dragon Maths workbooks 5 and 6 are specifically written for the Intermediate school levels (Years 7 & 8) of the New Zealand maths curriculum. Each write on workbook contains 120 pages of activities for homework or for the classroom . They can also be used for extension work with more able students in Year 6, due to the sequential nature or the series. All the Dragon Maths write on maths workbooks contain: * Instruction boxes providing simple directions for the maths on that page; a reminder of classroom teaching Worked examples that show, step by step, the techniques and methods used to solve the maths problems on that page * Illustrations, graphs, diagrams and photos, to maintain interest and help link abstract maths to real-life situations * A full set of answers, that is easily removable if required
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. 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.