How to use this book
Mathematics Exercises for Brilliancy is a series of exercise books written for Hong Kong F.1 to F.3 students who want to excel in mathematics. In each booklet, the units are composed of 3 parts: Important facts, Warm-up items, and Stimulating items.
- They contain the important knowledge and skills, including the key terms (in both English and Chinese), formulas, notes and sometimes typical problems.
- You should read them before doing the exercises. You should also re-read them before school tests and exams.
- Try your best to memorize the important facts so as to build up a solid foundation for future studies.
- They are typical textbook and test items, and involve the essential mathematics that students must acquire. This section helps you assess how well you have mastered the topic.
- Warm-up items are not necessarily easy items. Some of them may require more complicated steps and procedures.
- You should attempt this section after you have learnt the topic at school.
- Try your best to complete the warm-up items according to the time suggested. This helps you improve your speed in doing mathematics.
In each exercise book, related topics are put together as successive units; therefore the sequence of the topics is different from that of your school textbook. Besides, some topics in your textbook may become two or more units here. Such arrangement is to facilitate knowledge construction.
This exercise book comes with a free solution booklet with key steps and answers for your reference.
Make good use of this book, and sooner or later, you will become brilliant in mathematics!
- Instead of direct application of formulas or procedures, the stimulating items require higher-order thinking and conceptual knowledge. They help develop your mathematical thinking and foster your problem-solving skills.
- Every time you may attempt only several stimulating items, but make it a habit to work at least three times per week.
- You can work at your own pace. Besides, it is not necessary for you to finish all the stimulating items. What matters here is the quality of thinking and a positive attitude towards tackling problems.