Intermediate 1 Maths offers an attractive and motivating textbook designed to enthuse students. Attractively illustrated with colour coded explanations and worked examples, the book brings Maths into real-life contexts with activities that make the subject relevant to Intermediate 1 students, whilst offering comprehensive coverage of the syllabus in a focused and concise manner. There is an extensive range of relevant exam-style questions and assessment items to prepare for examination. A CD is included with the book, containing answers to all of the student exercises. The disc can be retained for use solely by the teacher, or released for student self-access according to preferred teaching and assessment strategies. The book covers all the outcomes in the four units of the Intermediate 1 Mathematics course, i.e. units 1, 2, 3 and the Applications of Mathematics unit. Each chapter concentrates on the required learning outcomes with questions, exercises, and end of topic summaries.
Questions are designed to help students prepare and practise for unit tests, and the final exam features prominently throughout the book, whilst students are directed to the relevant chapters of the course depending on which units they are studying. Attention is given to both calculator and non-calculator examples in line with the two papers which make up the final exam, and each chapter contains student exercises (with answers supplied). A summary appears at the end of each chapter telling students what they should be able to do.
Brian Logan, is a former PT of Maths and is currently the setter and previously Senior Examiner for the Intermediate 2 Maths exams.