Welcome to the Wignall and Wales website

For Anne Wignall, Terry Wales, Wendy Robinson and Janet Dixon

This site is where you will find information about our books, information about forth-coming publications and additional resources for our books.

Buying our books

Our books are published by Pearson Education NZ and can be purchased through them or from your local bookshop or specialist educational books supplier. You cannot place orders with us!

Moodle courses
Teachers, please read this information about Moodle courses of our books.

Chemistry teachers
Information about the new edition of Continuing Chemistry for 2013 is found here.

Year 11 Science teachers
Pearson have re-released chapters of New Directions in Science Workbook as separate 'topic' books for Mechanics, Genetics and Acids and Bases. Each workbook contains printed versions of the e-book, interwoven with the theory and practical activities from the original Workbook. The answers to the workbook activities are printed at the back of the book. Contact your Pearson rep to find out more.

Contact us

All our resources are written for the New Zealand curriculum.

Interactive NCEA exam papers

Having trouble locating and/or printing off NCEA exam papers before you can answer them? We have prepared a set of Interactive NCEA exam papers for Y12 Chemistry and Y13 Chemistry which you can complete and mark on-screen using Adobe Reader. These papers are on the DVDs for our Chemistry resources. See sample interactive exam papers by clicking here.

Publications

Please click on the book covers or titles to download sample files and find out more about each book.

Chemistry resources

Cont-ChemContinuing Chemistry (3rd edition) Includes active pdfs and interactive exams.
Printed Workbook containing theory notes, questions and practicals, plus DVD with computer revision activities, PowerPoint files, NCEA exam papers and other resources. Realigned for NCEA Level 3 (Year 13) Chemistry from 2013.
BegChemWBBeginning Chemistry Workbook
Printed Workbook plus CD for NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) Chemistry. This second edition has been updated for the NCEA course for 2012 and beyond.
BegChemBeginning Chemistry
Full-colour 366 page text book For NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) Chemistry and including theory notes, stories, biographies, practical work, formative and summative questions, fully-worked answers, and hundreds of colour photographs. 2004 edition.

Science resources

NDS-WB-2011New Directions in Science Workbook 3rd edition
Printed Workbook containing theory questions and practicals, plus CD with electronic textbook, computer revision tasks, Quizzes for teachers, plus other resources. For NCEA Level 1 (Year 11) Science 2011. This book is particularly suitable for students aiming for Merit or Excellence grades.
NCEA Level 1 Science Directions Workbooks
Full-colour topic books for Mechanics, Genetics and Acids and Bases. Each Workbook includes the theory and practical activities from New Directions in Science Workbook, interleaved with handout versions of the PowerPoint shows included in the NDSWB CD, plus answers at the back of the book.
NDSNew Directions in Science
Full-colour 326 page text book. Contains practicals, theory notes, high-quality graphics, both formative and summative questions, fully-worked answers and an index. For NCEA Level 1 (Year 11) Science.
NDS-TGNew Directions in Science Teachers' Guide
CD containing a large number of extra resources for Y11 Science including test papers, planning documents, background notes and technician's guides and answers to practicals.
NDSMaking Science Work Workbook
Theory Workbook specifically written for students doing the NZASE 189xx Unit Standards course. This material comes from Level 5 of the New Zealand Science curriculum. With on-line language support files for ESOL students.
Sci-10Science 10 Workbook
Printed Workbook containing theory questions and practicals, plus CD with computer revision tasks and Quizzes for teachers. This book covers those topics from Level 5 of the New Zealand Science curriculum typically taught in Year 10. With on-line language support files for ESOL students. Contains Active pdfs.
Sci-9Science 9 Workbook
Printed Workbook containing theory questions and practicals, plus CD with computer revision tasks, Active pdfs and Quizzes for teachers. This book covers those topics from Level 5 of the New Zealand Science curriculum typically taught in Year 9. With on-line language support files for ESOL students.
Elec-kitHousehold Electricity kit
The Electricity kit contains a set of 6 lessons covering aspects of household electricity and safety designed for Level 5 or 6 Science. Each lesson includes overhead transparancy or data projector resources plus one or two worksheets. Answers and teaching notes are also provided. The original kit was given to schools in the MainPower distrubution zone, but a CD of the resources is now available for sale.

Language support for ESOL students

The Language Support pages provide on-line text extracts of selected Workbooks for use with web-based translation software.


Learning doesn't have to be hard work

The CDs that accompany our Workbooks contain a large number of short computer activities designed to help students to learn the memory work for each course. The trick is to do the activity a few hours after the work has been taught in class -- before it's been forgotten. A few minutes is all it takes to shift that knowledge from short-term to long-term memory. Each CD also contains a set of quizzes that parallel the computer activities. Used in class the next day, these quizzes reinforce brain pathways as well as providing a convenient way for teachers to monitor student progress. As students work through the set of activities for each topic, they will also be presented with longer tasks that review material from the last week or two.

The computer activities and quizzes cover the basic facts, but students still need to complete the written theory tasks and practicals to fully master the work.


Moodle resources and Pain-free Moodle

Moodle resources and advice for schools using Moodle and those wondering about it.


Active pdfs

The newest versions of the pdf files for our books include extra Comment and Markup Tools and form fields. These allow people using Adobe Reader to highlight text passages, type answers into write-on spaces, and even add hot links to additional resources (such as animations, powerpoints or web resources). Such Active pdfs are particularly useful for teachers who use a data projector in class.