Essential Mathematics for VELS 10 has been written specifically for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards Mathematics course, that is, all the dimensions within the mathematics discipline have been addressed. Furthermore, the authors have actively sought to highlight links both within and outside of Mathematics as prescribed in VELS. Thus, Essential Mathematics for VELS is a complete course of study which reflects the needs of teachers of mathematics in Victoria and builds on long standing successful classroom teaching practices. The material has been extensively trialled in schools. Together with the exciting full colour and creative design makes this series a new step in the creation of maths resources for Victorian schools.
David Greenwood is the Head of Mathematics at Trinity Grammar School and has also taught mathematics for many years at Scotch College. He is an experienced author of mathematics and technology texts which apply to all secondary levels. He has presented at many conferences and run a number of workshops outlining the implementation of VELS, and the use of technology including graphics calculators and dynamic geometry software. David Robertson is the Head of Mathematics and VCE coordinator at Mowbray College. He has been an author for the last 10 years, and a teacher for the last 26 years in both the state and private school system. He has written two series of books in the Maths area, and also currently teaches Mathematics to students in Years 7 - 12.