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Year 11 and 12 Essential Mathematics

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​Pre-requisites

N/A

Co-requisites

N/A 

Subject Description

Essential Mathematics benefits students because they develop skills that go beyond the traditional ideas of numeracy. 

Students develop their conceptual understanding when they undertake tasks that require them to connect mathematical concepts, operations and relations. They learn to recognise definitions, rules and facts from everyday mathematics and data, and to calculate using appropriate mathematical processes. 

Students interpret and use mathematics to make informed predictions and decisions about personal and financial priorities. This is achieved through an emphasis on estimation, problem-solving and reasoning, which develops students into thinking

Weekly workload in hours

4+ hours

Structure

Unit 1
Unit 2​ Unit 3​ Unit 4

Number, data and graphs 

Fundamental topic: Calculations 

Number

Representing data 

Graphs

Money, travel and data 

Fundamental topic: Calculations

Managing money 

Time and motion 

Data collection

Measurement, scales and data 

Fundamental topic: Calculations 

Measurement

Scales, plans and models

Summarising and comparing data


Graphs, chance and loans

Fundamental topic: Calculations 

Bivariate graphs

Probability and relative frequencies

Loans and compound interest

Assessment

In Units 1 and 2 students complete four formative assessments with an overall subject result (A-E). In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. Schools develop three summative internal assessments and the common internal assessment (CIA) is developed by the QCAA.

Summative assessment

​Unit 3
Unit 4​
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Problem-solving and modelling task​
​Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): Problem solving and modelling task ​
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
Common internal assessment (CIA)​
​Summative internal assessment 4 (IA4): Examination ​





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Last reviewed 24 June 2020
Last updated 24 June 2020