Prerequisites
N/A
Corequisites
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, problemsolving and reasoning, which develops students into thinking
Weekly workload in hours
4+ hours
Structure
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 (AE).
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
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): Problemsolving 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
