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Year 11 and 12 General Mathematics

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​Pre-requisites

A minimum C result for Year 10 General Mathematics prep course.

Co-requisites

N/A 

Subject Description

General Mathematics is designed for students who want to extend their mathematical skills beyond Year 10 but whose future studies or employment pathways do not require calculus.

Students build on and develop key mathematical ideas, including rates and percentages, concepts from financial mathematics, linear and non-linear expressions, sequences, the use of matrices and networks to model and solve authentic problems, the use of trigonometry to find solutions to practical problems, and the exploration of real-world phenomena in statistics.

Weekly workload in hours

4+ hours

Structure

Unit 1
Unit 2​ Unit 3​ Unit 4
Money, measurement and relations
Applied trigonometry, algebra, matrices and univariate data
Bivariate data, sequences and change, and Earth geometry
Investing and networking
​Consumer arithmetic
​Applications of trigonometry
​Bivariate data analysis
​Loans, investments and annuities
​Shape and measurement
​Algebra and matrices
​Time series analysis
​Graphs and networks
Linear equations and their graphs ​
Univariate data analysis ​
Growth and decay in sequences
Networks and decision mathematics ​

​Earth geometry and time zones ​

Assessment

In Units 1 and 2 students complete 4 formative assessments with an overall subject result (A-E). In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100. Students will also receive an overall subject result (A–E).

Summative assessment

​Unit 3
Unit 4​
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Problem-solving and modelling task​
20%​​Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): Examination ​15%​
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
Examination​
15%​
Summative external assessment (EA): 50%
Examination ​​


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Last reviewed 31 March 2021
Last updated 31 March 2021