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Year 10 Resource Pack Contents

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English, maths & stats, science, wellbeing workbooks and stationery is being distributed in this pack.

Contents of the year 10 resource pack including books and stationery

Year 10 English Learning Workbook

This workbook is based on Level 5 English from The New Zealand Curriculum. It features brief, clearly explained theory and includes examples and activities. The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do.

There are suggested answers included for activities.

The workbook covers:

  • Formal writing skills
  • Creative writing skills
  • Key language skills
  • Reading for information
  • Studying short stories
  • Studying a novel
  • Close reading of written texts
  • Studying a film
  • Understanding visual language through static images
  • Developing speaking skills

An example activity for Creative Writing Skills involves writing a continuum of 10 words to describe a state of being (eg “very sad to extremely happy”, “very ugly to extremely beautiful”) to practise word choice and understand the strength and connotation of vocabulary used in writing. In another activity, learners look at an underlined word in a sentence and identify the correct connotation each word suggests (eg “The man crept/blundered/tore through the bushes”).

Year 10 Mathematics and Statistics Learning Workbook

This workbook is based on Level 5 Mathematics and Statistics from The New Zealand Curriculum. It features brief, clearly explained theory and includes examples and activities. The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do.

There are suggested answers included for activities.

The workbook covers:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Whole numbers and integers
  • Decimals
  • Fractions, ratios and rates
  • Percentages
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Linear equations, patterns and graphs
  • Quadratic equations, patterns and graphs
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Practical measurement
  • Length and perimeter
  • Plane shapes and area
  • Solids and volume
  • Angles
  • Transformations
  • Construction and loci
  • Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Statistical investigations
  • Central tendency and spread
  • Data display
  • Probability

An example activity for Transformations is to use a supplied reflection in a diagram to name the image of a certain point, name an invariant point, name the line equal in length to another line, etc. Learners can then draw the reflected image of shapes supplied on a segment of graph paper, and answer questions about these images.

Year 10 Science Learning Workbook

This workbook is based on Level 5 Science from The New Zealand Curriculum. It features brief, clearly explained theory and includes examples and activities. The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do.

There are suggested answers included for activities.

The workbook covers:

  • Living world
  • The world under a microscope
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Material world
  • Properties and changes of matter
  • The structure of matter
  • Chemistry and society
  • Physical world
  • Distance, time and speed
  • Forces
  • Electricity
  • Using physics
  • Planet Earth and beyond
  • The geosphere
  • Astronomy

Level 5 Wellbeing and Relationships Learning Workbook

This workbook is based on The New Zealand Curriculum and designed to support student learning in health education across years 9 and 10. It has a number of activities and reading and writing tasks, based on those used in recent classroom programmes.

The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do. There are sample responses and answers included for activities. The workbook covers friendships and relationships, bullying, and change and stress.

Year 9-10 Maths booklet

This booklet has maths-based activities. For example, Gaseous Problem supports learners to interpret information presented in graphs, and make statements about a problem using evidence from data displays. The data is based on the percentage, type and source of emissions in New Zealand and is presented in pie chart and line graphs. Learners are asked to interpret each graph to either support or refute a newspaper headline (“Impact of cows on global warming just hot air”).

The learner needs to be supported to do the activities. There are guiding questions for parents and whānau included for each activity.

Each activity starts with some notes for the parents and whānau that outlines the purpose of the task.

The types of stationery that would be useful for this book includes pens, pencils, an eraser and a ruler.

Stationery Provided

Three pens: Blue, Black, Red 
One pencil and one eraser
One sharpener, and one ruler
Coloured pencils
1B4 exercise book and 100 Leaf Value writing pad