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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:56 am 
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Can anyone recommend some good workbooks for Year 7-8 Maths? Just to support classwork and give confidence. I would prefer books rather than online resources so dd can sit at the table to work and avoid yet another screen! Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:20 am 
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Lots of them haven't been revised for the new curriculum yet.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:58 pm 
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mdxmum,

1) CGP has two types of workbooks, normal workbooks and test practice workbooks. They say they have updated them for 2014 curriculum but I haven't used them yet so can't comment.
https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent/books_ks3_maths_workbooks
They also do a range of textbooks that have many practice examples. But again I haven't used them.

2) Letts do some books but I haven't used them either.

3) Galore park, I read that the 13+ scholarship level covers most of Ks3 (or even more?). There is a text book series and then there is the revision book. For textbook series you have to buy answer book separately which costs ££££s. But the revision book seems good. Again I haven't used it just saw the sample pages and contents on their website. They also do a mixed practice exercises book which has answers in it. And then there is the Maths Practice Exercises book but it has separate answer book.
https://www.galorepark.co.uk/Mathematics#&pid=4&l=143&c=&se=&limit=true&type=1

4) Some other publications I read of are SMP, Nelson Thornes and Collins(year wise workbook). Again, haven't used them so can't recommend any.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:04 pm 
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Wouldn't touch Galore Park as the questions will not be inline with the curriculum nor involve enough proble solving.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:47 am 
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Nelson Thorne is quite good.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:17 am 
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G55, I looked at the sample pages of the mixed exercises and there are problems in it -

https://www.galorepark.co.uk/getmedia/77b10097-6833-47c6-981c-6c5d47287059/Mixed-Maths-Exercises-Year-8-(Upper).aspx

Am I missing something?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:48 am 
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Yes - they are very 'old' style and not the best preparation for GCSE.

There's some useful stuff on here but no answers:

http://www.kangaroomaths.com/kenny2.php?page=Kschemeks3


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