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Maths in the Real World: The Olympics

By | Copyright Year:2012 | ISBN-13: 9780170217095

Published:29/09/2011
Mathematics in the Real World is a series of theme-based books identifying the necessary mathematical skills and knowledge needed in particular areas for the future. The books also cover key aspects of the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics for New Zealand Curriculum. The skill requirements of the NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards and remaining Unit Standards will be covered, enabling students to be examined in these NCEA qualifications. They also address the requirements of the Numeracy Project.

Mathematics in the Real World is aimed at those students who wish to pursue a non-academic career but for whom mathematics is an essential component of their trade training or life in the future. The series focuses on:
• Practice with basic mathematics and calculation skills, so essential in the transition from school to the next stage in their development - flatting, working, travelling, buying a car
• Opportunities to apply mathematics in practical everyday New Zealand situations - making budgets, shopping, earning money, paying bills, planning a trip, owning a car
• An awareness of their individual rights and responsibilities, and the range of community facilities available to them.

CONTENTS

Introduction

Literacy and Numeracy Standards for NCEA Level 1

The Olympic Games
1 Past Olympic Games
2 The London Olympics
3 Time differences from London
4 Getting around London
5 The Olympic torch and Oath
6 Olympic symbols
7 Participating countries
8 London 2012
9 Athletics
10 Swimming
11 Diving
12 Gymnastics
13 Weightlifting
14 Equestrian
15 Rowing
16 Kayaking and Yachting
17 Other sports
18 New Zealand’s past achievements
19 Olympic trivia
20 Paralympics

Enrichment

Answers

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