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Year 11 and 12 Mathematical Methods

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​Pre-requisites

A minimum C result for Year 10 Mathematics Methods prep course (classes X and Y).

Co-requisites

N/A 

Subject Description

Mathematical Methods enables students to see the connections between mathematics and other areas of the curriculum and apply their mathematical skills to real-world problems, becoming critical thinkers, innovators and problem-solvers.

Students learn topics that are developed systematically, with increasing levels of sophistication, complexity and connection, and build on algebra, functions and their graphs, and probability from the P–10 Australian Curriculum.

Calculus is essential for developing an understanding of the physical world. Statistics is used to describe and analyse phenomena involving uncertainty and variation. Both are the basis for developing effective models of the world and solving complex and abstract mathematical problems. 

Weekly workload in hours

4+ hours

Structure

Unit 1
Unit 2​ Unit 3​ Unit 4
Algebra, statistics and functions

Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series 1

Functions and graphs

Counting and probability

Exponential functions 1

Arithmetic and geometric sequences

Calculus and further functions

Exponential functions 2

The logarithmic function 1

Trigonometric functions 1

Introduction to differential calculus

Further differentiation and applications 1

Discrete random variables 1

Further calculus

The logarithmic function 2

Further differentiation and applications 2

Integrals

Further functions and statistics

Further differentiation and applications 3

Trigonometric functions 2

Discrete random variables 2

Continuous random variables and the normal distribution

Interval estimates for proportions ​

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 24 June 2020
Last updated 24 June 2020