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Mathematics for Australia (Australian Curriculum)


Mathematics for Australia 6


Mark Humphries
Sandra Haese
Michael Haese

Year Published:





Australia: AU$47.95 (inc. GST)
Overseas: AU$43.59 (ex. GST)


376 pages


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Sample chapters for download

1. Whole Numbers
10. Positive and Negative Numbers
12. Probability

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About the Book

Mathematics for Australia 6 has been designed and written for the Australian Curriculum. The textbook and interactive student CD provide an engaging and structured package, allowing students to explore and develop their confidence in Mathematics. This textbook is best used in conjunction with the related year levels in our 'Mathematics for Australia' series.

The book contains a variety of exercises ranging from basic to advanced, to cater for a range of student abilities and interests. The material is presented in a clear, easy-to-follow style, free from unnecessary distractions, while effort has been made to contextualise questions so that students can relate concepts to everyday use.

Each chapter begins with an Opening Problem, offering an insight into the application of the mathematics that will be studied in the chapter. Important information and key notes are highlighted while worked examples provide step-by-step instructions with concise and relevant explanations. Discussions, Activities, Investigations, Puzzles and Research exercises are used throughout the chapters to develop understanding, problem solving, and reasoning, within an interactive environment.

Extensive Review Sets are located at the end of each chapter, comprising a range of question types including short answer, extended response and multiple choice.

The accompanying CD contains specially designed SELF TUTOR software. Click on any worked example throughout the book to activate a teacher's voice which will explain each step in the worked example. SELF TUTOR is an excellent tool for students who have been absent from class or for those who need extra revision and practice.

We have endeavoured to provide a stimulating textbook and CD package aiming to develop and encourage student understanding. Through the use of contextual problems and the application of technology we hope to help students appreciate the application of mathematics in everyday use.

Table of contents

1 Whole Numbers
  A The Hindu-Arabic number system
  B Adding and subtracting whole numbers
  C Multiplying and dividing whole numbers
  D Two step problem solving
  E Number lines
  F Rounding numbers
2 Points, Lines, and Angles
  A Points and lines
  B Angles
  C Angles at a point or on a line
  D Vertically opposite angles
3 Number Properties
  A Addition and subtraction
  B Multiplication and division
  C Zero and one
  D Index notation
  E Order of operations
  F Square and triangular numbers
  G Divisibility
  H Factors of natural numbers
  I Prime and composite numbers
4 Polygons and solids
  A Polygons
  B Triangles
  C Quadrilaterals
  D Solids
  E Constructing solids
5 Fractions
  A Common fractions
  B Fractions as division
  C Proper and improper fractions
  D Placing fractions on a number line
  E Fractions of quantities
  F Simplifying fractions
  G Comparing fractions
  H Adding and subtracting fractions
6 Decimal Numbers
  A Constructing decimal numbers
  B Representing decimal numbers
  C Rounding decimal numbers
  D Converting between decimals and fractions
  E Adding and subtracting decimal numbers
  F Multiplying by powers of 10
  G Dividing by powers of 10
  H Multiplying decimal numbers
  I Dividing decimal numbers
7 Time
  A Units of time
  B 12 hour and 24 hour time
  C Timetables
8 Percentage
  A Percentages
  B Converting between percentage, decimals, and fractions
  C One quantity as a percentage of another
  D Finding percentages of quantities
9 Measurement
  A Units of measurement
  B Reading scales
  C Length
  D Area
  E Volume
  F Capacity
  G Mass
10 Positive and negative numbers
  A Opposites
  B Negative numbers
  C Negative numbers on a number line
  D Problem solving
11 Patterns
  A Number patterns
  B Matchstick patterns
  C Geometric patterns
12 Probability
  A Words describing chance
  B What do you expect?
  C Possible outcomes
  D Probability by experiment
13 Coordinates
  A The language of position
  B Finding points
  C Direction
  D Finding treasures
  E Coordinates
  F The number plane
14 Statistics
  A Categorical data
  B Graphs of categorical data
  C Comparing data
15 Transformations
  A Translations
  B Reflections
  C Rotations