This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-12-27.

#### Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3

Content Accuracy: 3

Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

#### Reviewer Comments:

This is chapters 2-16 of the FHSST free mathematics text from South Africa. The topics in these chapters cover 10th grade mathematics, from rational numbers to probability. Chapter 2 reviews earlier mathematics, including the laws of arithmetic, numbers, and sets. Chapter 3, Rational Numbers, is quite satisfactory. Chapter 4, Exponentials, runs through all the laws of exponents in a perfunctory way. The important law of the zero power is given to explanation at all.Chapter 5, Estimating Surds, contains material generally left out of American texts. Indeed ’surds’, meaning irrational roots, is a term not used in American texts. Chapter 6, Estimating Irrational Numbers, is a useful exercise. Chapter 7, Number Patterns, contains material of genuine mathematical interest and is exemplary. Chapter 8, Finance, brings interesting and useful topics generally ignored in American texts. Chapter 9, Factorising, gives lots of examples but consistently confuses expressions and equations. Chapter 10, Equations and Inequalities, is huge and strange. In an American Algebra II course, this chapter would fill a semester. Apparently two or more chapters were merged here.