Description
Ace your Year 9 Maths exams with this 120 page book!
Do you worry about your child’s exam marks? Many students are caught offguard by questions that appear in exams that they haven’t seen before. Does your child struggle to move from textbook questions to examstyle problems? They’re not alone.
Normal school textbooks provide course content in a way that helps students gain a sound knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts. This isn’t enough.
Why is this not enough to achieve exam success at school? At school, students are required to:
 Demonstrate extensive knowledge and skills
 Apply Maths concepts to unfamiliar questions/situations
 Use sophisticated multistep reasoning
 Exhibit excellent problemsolving skills
Here’s how we get students exam ready!
Matrix has 20 years of experience preparing thousands of students from Year 7 through Year 12 to ace their exams and HSC. We’ve drawn on this experience and track record of successful teaching to create the Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM } Volume 1. Use our knowledge to help your child prepare for their next exam.
The Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM } Volume 1 is not your ordinary Year 9 Maths Revision Workbook. This workbook is designed for exam preparation, as well as providing students with the opportunity to further develop and practise fundamental concepts.
When students use this Maths revision workbook correctly, they will gain significant advantages in their school exams.
The Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM } Volume 1 empowers students by:
 Giving them the confidence to take control of their learning
 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 their skills by sharing the exam and problemsolving techniques not published in regular textbooks.
How to use the Year 9 Maths Max Series^{TM} Volume 1 for exam success
Exam success comes from doing, not just knowing. This book is designed for students who have a sound understanding of the key year 9 concepts of:
 Algebra
 Surds
 Indices
Only having a sound understanding of these concepts isn’t enough. To succeed in exams, students need effective practice.
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.
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.
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.
Florence Cho –
Perfect for exam preparation. It had all the question types that were in my exam so I’d be set for the exam if I finish the book.
The concise summaries were so well written and easy to understand. Very different to the traditional maths text book. Can’t wait for the next Volume!
Jemma Orphanides –
This book is amazing! I struggled with Surds and Indices at school, but after looking through the examples as well as the Notes to Students helpful hints, the topic became easier. The book is split up with different levels, 1 through to 4 and are very similar to the style of questions in my school exam. I wouldn’t have gotten the mark I did without this book. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to improve their Maths at school.
Yan –
Help my daughter to understand these topics and give her more confidence. Now she looks forward to join the Maths tuition class again.