CambridgeMATHS Gold is one component of an integrated package of resources designed for the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. CambridgeMATHS Gold follows on from the standard Cambridge MATHS series published in 2013-14, and the two series have been structured so that they can be used in the same classroom. Mapping documents showing the relationship between the series can be found on Cambridge GO.
Whereas tha standard CamridgeMATHS books for Years 7 and 8 begin at Stage 4, the Gold books for Years 7 and 8 are intended for students who need to consolidate Stage 3 learning prior to processing to Stage 4. The aim is to develop Understanding and Fluency in core mathematical skills. Clear explanations of concept, worked examples embedded in each exercise and carefully graded questions contribute to this goal. Problem-solving, Reasoning and Communicating are also developed through carefully-constructed activities, exercises and enrichment.
An important component of CambridgeMATH Gold in a set of worksheets called Drilling for Gold. These are engaging, innovative, skill-and-drill style worksheets that provide the kind of practice and consolidation of the skills required for each topic without adding hundreds of pages to the textbook.