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.