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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 thinking.

Weekly workload in hours

4+ hours

Structure

Unit 1
Unit 2​ Unit 3​ Unit 4
Number, data and graphs 
Money, travel and data
Measurement, scales and data
Graphs, chance and loans
​Fundamental topic: Calculations
​Fundamental topic: Calculations
​Fundamental topic: Calculations
​Fundamental topic: Calculations 
​Number
​Managing money 
​Measurement
​Bivariate graphs
​Representing data
​Time and motion

Scales, plans and models

​Probability and relative frequencies

Graphs

Data collection

Summarising and comparing data

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 29 March 2021
Last updated 29 March 2021