Essential Mathematics Years 7 to 10&10A

Australia's most respected and comprehensive maths series for every student in Years 7 to 10&10A

Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Third Edition and Essential Mathematics for the Victorian Curriculum Second Edition retain all of the features that have made these series so popular and now addresses the needs of a wider range of students, provides even greater assistance for teachers and offers a new level of digital support.

Authors: David Greenwood, Bryn Humberstone, Sara Woolley, Justin Robinson,
Jenny Goodman, Jennifer Vaughan and Stuart Palmer.


What's new in these editions:

Revised treatment of the proficiency strands

‘Building Understanding’ pre-exercise questions have been added after the ‘Key Ideas’ in each section to improve the flow of each section and exercise. This allows stronger students to move more quickly to the worked examples and the main part of the exercise, while weaker students are given an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge before seeing the worked examples and beginning the exercise.

'Now You Try' questions for every worked example

Questions without worked solutions have been added to every worked example in the print and interactive textbooks. These additional questions give students immediate practice at the same type of question covered in the worked example, before the student gets to the exercise. ‘Now You Try’ questions also allow teachers to demonstrate a question in the same style as the worked examples.

'Application and Problem-solving' activities

A set of graded and scaffolded ‘Applications and Problem-solving’ activities allowing students to investigate practical applications of the knowledge and skills developed throughout the chapter.

Tools to help students keep track of their progress

‘Learning intentions’ at the beginning of each lesson clearly state what the student should expect to learn in the lesson. A checklist of success criteria, complete with short example questions, is then provided at the end of every chapter to assist students with keeping track of their progress through the chapter, and also doubles as a form of quick revision.

A new level of digital support

Additional features in the Interactive Textbook and Online Teaching Suite, powered by Cambridge HOTmaths:

  • ‘Workspaces’ in the Interactive Textbook that allow students to enter their working for all exercises directly into the Interactive Textbook. 
  • Self-assessment tools that allow students to assess their own working and alert the teacher to questions they don’t understand. 
  • Embedded Desmos interactives and Desmos interactive graphing calculator, scientific calculator and geometry tools. 
  • New auto-marked pre-tests, a progress quiz and multiple-choice review questions in every chapter.
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