# New Maths Counts Book 2

# New Maths Counts Book 2

For Grade 8

New Mathematics Counts for Secondary 1 to 5 Normal (Academic) is a comprehensively revised version of the current recommended Mathematics Counts for Secondary 1 to 5 Normal (Academic). This edition meets the requirements of the new syllabuses for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' and 'N' Level Examinations in Mathematics. It promotes the infusion of the Ministry of Education's three initiatives: Thinking Skills, Information Technology and National Education. The aim of this series of five coursebooks, written specially for Normal (Academic) students, is twofold: to help students excel in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' level Mathematics examination and to enable students in Secondary Five to take the GCE 'O' level Mathematics examination successfully. This series adopts an approach emphasizing investigation, practice, information handling and problem solving to help students develop skills of long-term value. In each book, mathematical concepts are clearly presented in simple language and with extensive use of worked examples and a wealth of graded questions. Other salient features of the books in the series are:

An interesting introduction in each chapter to stimulate discussion of the topic.

An overview at the start of each chapter outlines the key points that will be covered

Pedagogically sound treatment of topics in which concrete examples precede abstract reasoning

Extensive use of worked examples with explanatory notes in side columns to enhance understanding

Well-graded exercises in each chapter to enable students to master fundamental concepts

Explication of thinking skills at relevant sections in the text

Activities that employ computer programs as an investigative tool

Activities in the Investigating Maths and Fun Maths sections which enable students to explore and discuss mathematical ideas, use mathematical tools to analyse data related to national issues as well as to develop thinking skills

A topical revision paper at the end of each chapter and ample assessment papers at appropriate intervals to provide students with necessary practice and reinforcement

A summary at the end of each chapter which highlights the main points and concepts covered

Written by highly qualified and experienced Mathematics teachers, this series can help students to achieve a high level of competence in the subject