Description
This Year 9 Maths revision workbook is an exam preparation workbook compliant with the NESA NSW Mathematics Stage 5.3 Syllabus.
The Maths revision content in the Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM} Volume 1 covers the topics ‘Algebraic Techniques and Surds & Indices’ from the ‘Number & Algebra’ strand of the NSW Mathematics Stage 5.2 and 5.3 Syllabus.
Strand  Topics  Content 
Number and Algebra  Algebraic Techniques 

Surds & Indices 

For detailed information including the contents of the topics, please visit the NESA website.
The Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM }Vol 1 is not your ordinary Year 9 Maths Revision Workbook
Are you constantly surprised to find that your school exam questions differ from the Maths textbook questions you spent hours perfecting? Do you find those practice papers your teacher provided for you didn’t quite prepare you for the exam?
Textbooks provide course content in a way that helps students gain a sound knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts.
But this is insufficient to achieve exam success at school as students are required to:
 Demonstrate extensive knowledge and skills
 Apply Maths concepts to unfamiliar questions/situations
 Use sophisticated multistep reasoning
 Exhibit excellent problemsolving skills
This is the last step before your exam
The Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM } Volume 1 is designed for exam preparation, as well as providing students with the opportunity to further develop and practice the fundamental concepts. When students use this Maths revision workbook correctly, they will gain a significant advantage in their school exams.
The Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM }works by:
 Exposing students to examstyle questions to reduce the chance of encountering unfamiliar problems
 Effectively preparing students for school exams by bridging the knowledge and skills gap between their textbooks and exam questions
 Improving students’ problemsolving skills by sharing the techniques not published in textbooks.
How to use the Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM} Volume 1
Students should only use this Year 9 Maths revision workbook after gaining a sound knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of the Year 9 Mathematics course content for algebra, surds & indices. This Maths revision workbook will effectively prepare students for school exams when the following steps are closely followed.
Step 1 Review theory content
At the beginning of each topic, there is a concise summary of the key concepts. Be sure to read and understand it before attempting any questions.
Step 2 Study the examples and their solutions to gain clarity
The examples expose students to various examstyle questions. The stepbystep worked solutions for each example provides clear multistep reasoning to enhance your understanding and provide a structure for maximising marks in exams.
Step 3 Attempt practice questions to improve problemsolving skills
Questions are organised in a progressive manner to facilitate independent learning.
If you have difficulty, the ‘NOTES TO STUDENTS’ section provides you with hints to encourage problemsolving without referring to the solution.
The ‘LEVEL’ of difficulty is a useful tool to assess your ability to solve new, unseen and difficult problems.
Sophie Griffiths –
This book had everything I needed to prepare for my school exam. The theory and detailed explanations made studying so much easier. And the indicator for level of difficulty was really helpful in assessing where I was at with my understanding of the maths topic.