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Chapter 1 - Numeracy - understanding and using whole numbers

[16]  Page 8      Sam Loyd’s Slider 15
[17]  Page 9      Number practice


Chapter 2 - Decimals

[33]  Page 18    The tortoise and the hare
[36]  Page 21    Adding decimals
[39]  Page 22    Mastermind (explanation)
[43]  Page 24    Juggling the jugs


Chapter 3 - Integers

[72]  Page 40    Comparing temperatures
[82]  Page 46    Subtracting integers


Chapter 4 - Multiples, factors
and primes

[98]    Page 57   Multiples in Pascals' Triangle
[107]  Page 62   Rules of divisibility
[113]  Page 65   Prime numbers
[114]  Page 66   Testing for primes
[117]  Page 68   Factoring into primes


Chapter 5 - Powers and square roots

[137]  Page 78   The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search


Chapter 6 - Brackets and order of operations

[154]  Page 87   Phone magic
[157]  Page 88   The 3333 puzzle
[158 Page 88   Differences between the vertices of squares


Chapter 7 - Fractions 1

[163]  Page 91      Tangram puzzles (1)
[163]  Page 91      Tangram puzzles (2)
[181]  Page 100    Adding fractions - estimating the answer
[181]  Page 100    Adding fractions - different denominators


Chapter 8 - Fractions 2

[205]  Page 114  What day of the week were you born
[209]  Page 117  Fraction-decimal converter


Chapter 9 - Percentages

[226]  Page 126   Percentages of quantities
[234]  Page 131   Percentage change calculator (1)
[234]  Page 131   Percentage change calculator (2)


Chapter 10 - Financial literacy

[262]  Page 147   Live exchange rates (xe.com)
[262]  Page 147   Live exchange rates (google)
[269]  Page 151   Compound interest calculator


Chapter 12 - Formulas and spatial patterns

[303]  Page 170  The Rule of 72


Chapter 14 - Equations

[369]  Page 206  Word problems
[373]  Page 208  Balancing equations


Chapter 15 - Expanding brackets and factorising

[397]  Page 221  The Duck - eat or be eaten


Chapter 16 - Co-ordinates

[408]  Page 227  Maps
[417]  Page 234  Whole number co-ordinates
[422]  Page 237  Dodging the mines
[426]  Page 239  The 8 Queens Puzzle (1)
[426]  Page 239  The 8 Queens Puzzle (2)
[429]  Page 240  Latitude and longitude
[430]  Page 241  The 45th Parallel south


Chapter 19 - Time, dates and seasons

[478]  Page 267   The current time
[478]  Page 267   Personal world clock
[478]  Page 267   Digital/analogue clock converter
[500]  Page 279   Daylight saving
[505]  Page 282   Current local times in Australia/Pacific
[508]  Page 284   Astronomical clock (1)
[508]  Page 284   Astronomical clock (2)


Chapter 20 - Temperature, charts and scales

[518]  Page 289   Current temperatures around the world
[522]  Page 291   Rain radar (NZ) (1)
[522]  Page 291   Rain radar (NZ) (2)


Chapter 21 - Length and scale drawings

[559]  Page 314   Southern Cross Cables Network
[564]  Page 317   The scale of the universe
[569]  Page 320   The Auckland Santa Parade


Chapter 23 - Area and perimeter

[599]  Page 335   It just doesn't add up!
[615]  Page 344   Geoboard - perimeter and area
[620]  Page 347   Pick's Rule


Chapter 24 - Volume

[626]  Page 350   Counting blocks and adding layers


Chapter 25 - Angles

[653]  Page 366  Measuring angles with a protractor
[662]  Page 371  Acute and obtuse angles
[672]  Page 376  Complementary or supplementary angles
[689]  Page 385  Angles in a triangle
[690]  Page 385  Sum of angles in a triangle
[697]  Page 389  Bearings between any two places


Chapter 26 - Reflection and rotation

[703]  Page 393  Object, image and mirror line
[703]  Page 393  Reflection - the basics
[727]  Page 407  Doing rotations
[727]  Page 407  Doing rotations (2)
[733]  Page 410  Rotation through different angles


Chapter 27 - Symmetry

[759]  Page 427  Types of triangle


Chapter 28 - Translation and enlargement

[785]  Page 441  Translation
[794]
  Page 446  Saturday Knight Fever
[795]  Page 446  The Knight's Tour


Chapter 29 - 3D Shapes

[810]  Page 455  The Moebius Strip
[825]  Page 462  Tetracubes
[827]  Page 463  Nets
[832]  Page 466  Views


Chapter 31 - Working with data

[874]  Page 489  Stem and leaf diagrams


Chapter 32 - The statistical enquiry cycle

[921]  Page 516  Census at school (UK)
[921]  Page 516  Census at school (NZ)
[937]  Page 525  The NZ Census
[939]  Page 526  NZ Census 2006 Dwelling Form
[939]  Page 526  NZ Census 2006 Guide Notes
[939]  Page 526  NZ Census 2006 Individual Form
[939]  Page 526  NZ Census 2011 (Cancelled) Dwelling Form
[939]  Page 526  NZ Census 2011 (Cancelled) Guide Notes
[939]  Page 526  NZ Census 2011 (Cancelled) Individual Form


Chapter 33 - Probability

[947]  Page 530  The spinner
[950]  Page 532  The rotating icosahedron