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Math and Science textbooks for M1 - M3

Discussion in 'Useful Materials' started by luibkk, 17 Feb 2013.

  1. luibkk

    luibkk Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    The MEP at my school is looking for textbooks and workbooks for next year since we're not very happy with the 'Focus Smart' series we've been using this year. These books are written by a team of Malaysian teachers and follow the Thai curriculum but the content and the language used leave a lot to be desired, especially the Science books for M1 and M2.
    What books are you using at your school? Can you recommend any books suitable for learners in an MEP with a low level of English?


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    ^ I think we already have this thread somewhere....

    We use California books... we ordered them last year, and this year the company that prints them is out of business...
     
  3. luibkk

    luibkk Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. It isn't very helpful though if the company is out of business. In addition, buying books from overseas will certainly be too expensive for our students. Thanks anyway, Ramses.
     
  4. NODIIT

    NODIIT Well-Known Member

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    That's probably the best collection you can find on the Thai market.

    At least it follow the Thai curriculum. All the other collection I saw are written by Singaporean and follow British curriculum mostly.

    I never heard about any other reasonable option for MEP program in Thailand.

    I used to complain a lot about these books but this year my Head decided it would be great for me teaching science without any books.
    Believed me, I miss the old Focus things a lot now ;) .
     
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    focus smart math

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  6. kardisa

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    For year 10, I'm using Elementary Algebra, 9th Ed, by Jerome E. Kaufmann. Year 11 is College Algebra with Trig, 9th Ed, by Raymond A. Barnett. I'm not sure if either book has an international edition, as our copies were "acquired" somewhat dubiously. They're good books though, especially the Elem. Algebra one.
     
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    Yes, great series for both Primary and Secondary.

    Here is the link to the publisher.

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    My program uses them as well, I teach Math. But they only have 10 chapters and my school teaches 16-17 chapters a year. Plus many of the problems on their CDs were wrong. I have not used the CDs in several years so maybe they are better.
     
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    I swapped to New century last year for M4 and M5 in Maths. I was going to ask for them for the youngers Ms too but I swapped to Science and they don't do Science. They follow the Thai curriculum which was why I swapped. Not all aanswers are correct on the CD they gave me, They could be worth a look though, as they are easy to use
     
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  12. GanDoonToonPet

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    Those Focus scans look like 1st editions, which follow the old curriculum :hilarious:

    Our school uses the 'Mathematics Counts' books which are much better. At least they have an answer key. :smile2:
     
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    The latest curriculum is still the Basic Education Core Curriculum BE 2551 - AD 2008.
     
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    Yes, you're right but those books still look old. I've seen the latest 2 editions & neither look like that. :happy1:
     
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    Doing an after-school-class at the moment. Using this edition.

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