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Discovering Mathematics: Student Book 2A

The Mastery Course for Key Stage 3

Author Victor Chow, UK Consultant Robert Wilne, and Singapore Consultant Berinderjeet Kaur

Suitable for:  Key Stage 3 / lower secondary mathematics students in UK schools, and international schools following the National Curriculum

Price:  £16.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-842190-0
Publication date: 05/12/2019
Paperback: 416 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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This Student Book is for Year 8 Foundation tier students. It has been adapted from the leading Singapore course to fully match the English Key Stage 3 National Curriculum. Rigorously reviewed by experienced UK and Singapore educators, it harnesses authentic Singaporean mastery values and embeds a growth mindset that everyone can succeed at maths.


  • Carefully adapted for the KS3 National Curriculum and rigorously reviewed by experienced UK mastery teachers to ensure it works in the UK classroom.
  • Includes learning objectives within each chapter opening, alongside an everyday example of the content to encourage real-life application of maths.
  • Aids students' transition to Year 8 through 'Recall' boxes, which provide a reminder of what was covered in previous years.
  • Class activities offer a whole-class introduction to topics, with examples of how to teach using a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach.
  • Incorporates worked examples to give students clear steps of how to present solutions, with hints and discussion points to encourage paired, group and whole-class working.
  • Identifies problem-solving opportunities throughout exercises, with two separate problem-solving sections to further encourage skills development.
  • Consolidates learning through levelled practice exercises, progressing from basic fluency to problem solving, and through end-of-chapter review exercises.
  • Encourages students to reflect upon and embed their learning through a 'Write in Your Journal' feature at the end of each chapter.
  • Features short answers in the back of the book to quickly resolve misconceptions, with fully-worked solutions containing GCSE grades in the Teacher Guide.
  • Provides progression and practice for Foundation tier students, and is supported by a Workbook, Teacher Guide, Graded Question Bank, and Kerboodle digital resources.

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