# Maths Matters Student's Book 1

Maths Matters is a comprehensive four-level series for Caribbean students, which provide a thorough preparation for lower secondary and CSEC. The books are suitable for use either in the classroom or at home.The series adopts a lively approach and offers:• Thorough coverage of national syllabi shown in scope and sequence charts• A clear exposition of methods through worked examples• Revision material where relevant• Many exercises for practice, revision, homework and examination (CSEC text)• A carefully graded approach for all abilities• Activities throughout that encourage a practical approach to learning• Navigation of each unit made simple with key skills, summaries and indexes• Glossaries that cover all important termsThe books are designed to be relevant to modern daily life and the experiences of students while retaining knowledge of traditional methods and practices. The texts are supported by Workbooks, Teacher’s Books and online resources.Please note that this is an eBook version of this title and can NOT be printed. For more information about eBooks, including how to download the software you’ll need, see our FAQs page.

- Cover
- Title
- Copyright
- Contents
- Introduction
- Scope and sequence
- 1 Working with whole numbers
- 1.1 The beginnings
- 1.2 The Babylonian civilisation
- 1.3 The Egyptian system
- 1.4 The Roman system
- 1.5 Basic definitions
- 1.6 The number line
- 1.7 Place value in whole numbers
- 1.8 Operations on whole numbers
- 1.9 Checking answers
- 1.10 Factors
- 1.11 Prime factors
- 1.12 Lowest common multiples (LCM) and highest common factors (HCF)
- 1.13 Using factors in problems
- 1.14 Cancelling
- 1.15 Order of operations (BODMAS)
- 1.16 Using a calculator
- 1.17 Multiplication and division by multiples of 10 and 5
- 1.18 Divisibility tests

- 2 Fractions
- 2.1 Basic definitions
- 2.2 Equivalent fractions
- 2.3 Reducing to lowest terms
- 2.4 Mixed numbers
- 2.5 Fraction of a quantity
- 2.6 Addition and subtraction of fractions
- 2.7 Ordering fractions
- 2.8 Multiplying fractions
- 2.9 Dividing fractions
- 2.10 Arithmetic of mixed numbers

- 3 Sets
- 3.1 Definitions
- 3.2 Finite and infinite sets
- 3.3 Set notation
- 3.4 Intersection and union of sets
- 3.5 Sets of factors
- 3.6 Venn diagrams
- 3.7 The empty set
- 3.8 Universal set and complement
- 3.9 Subsets
- 3.10 Writing statements
- 3.11 Solving problems

- 4 Decimals
- 4.1 Place value in decimals
- 4.2 Addition
- 4.3 Subtraction
- 4.4 Multiplication by 10, 100 and 1000
- 4.5 Division by 10, 100 and 1000
- 4.6 Multiplication by any decimal number
- 4.7 Division of a decimal by a whole number
- 4.8 Division of a decimal by a decimal
- 4.9 Problem-solving
- 4.10 Changing decimals to fractions
- 4.11 Changing fractions to decimals
- 4.12 Estimating and approximating

- 5 Measurement and units
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Measuring lengths
- 5.3 The metric system
- 5.4 Calculations using the metric system
- 5.5 Measurement of mass
- 5.6 Measurement of volume and capacity
- 5.7 Temperature
- 5.8 Time

- 6 Consumer arithmetic
- 6.1 The meaning and value of money
- 6.2 Unit costs and best buys
- 6.3 Percentages
- 6.4 Percentages applied to everyday problems
- 6.5 Percentage of a quantity
- 6.6 Percentage profit and loss

- 7 Algebra
- 7.1 Why we use letters
- 7.2 Statements in algebra
- 7.3 Algebra shorthand
- 7.4 Flow charts
- 7.5 Algebraic expressions, sentences and stories
- 7.6 Simplifying algebraic expressions
- 7.7 Substitution
- 7.8 Expressions with more than one unknown
- 7.9 Equations
- 7.10 Reverse operations and flow charts
- 7.11 Number sequences

- 8 Geometry
- 8.1 Points and lines in a plane
- 8.2 Angles
- 8.3 Perpendicular lines
- 8.4 Degrees
- 8.5 Parallel lines
- 8.6 Angles at a point
- 8.7 Solids
- 8.8 Drawing solids

- 9 Perimeter and area
- 9.1 Polygons
- 9.2 Regular and irregular polygons
- 9.3 The quadrilateral family
- 9.4 Circles
- 9.5 Area
- 9.6 Area of a rectangle

- 10 Statistics and probability
- 10.1 Collecting and tabulating data
- 10.2 Pictograms (or pictographs)
- 10.3 Bar charts
- 10.4 Line graphs
- 10.5 Pie charts
- 10.6 Probability

- 11 Negative numbers
- 11.1 Positive and negative
- 11.2 Directed numbers
- 11.3 Addition of directed numbers
- 11.4 Subtraction of directed numbers
- 11.5 Multiplication of directed numbers
- 11.6 Division of directed numbers

- 12 Coordinates and graphs
- 12.1 Rows and columns
- 12.2 Plotting coordinates
- 12.3 Plotting pictures on graphs
- 12.4 Positive and negative

- 13 Symmetry and congruence
- 13.1 Symmetry
- 13.2 Reflection
- 13.3 Using coordinates
- 13.4 Congruent shapes

- Homework and practice exercises
- Glossary
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- Index
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- Back Cover