Develop your problem solving and logical reasoning skills.

Curriculum

# Mathematics

## Overview

Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and working lives.

The proficiency strands understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning are an integral part of mathematics content across the three content strands of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability.

Proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics.

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## Key Study Areas

Students will be introduced to the following areas of study:

**Number and Algebra**

- real numbers
- money and financial mathematics
- patterns and algebra
- linear and non-linear relationships

**Measurement and Geometry**

- using units of measurement
- geometric reasoning

**Statistics and Probability**

- chance
- data representation and interpretation.

Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and working lives.

In Year 10, students have the choice of the following subjects:

**Mathematics****Applied Mathematics****Advanced Mathematics**

Content Strands:

- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.

Proficiency Strands:

The proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are an integral part of mathematics content across the three content strands. The proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics.

At Year 11, students have the option of the following Unit 1 & 2 subjects:

**General Mathematics
**Students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving rational and real arithmetic, data sets, tables and matrices, algebraic manipulation, equations and graphs with and without the use of technology. They should have facility with relevant mental and by-hand approaches to estimation and computation. The use of numerical, graphical, symbolic, financial and statistical functionality of technology for teaching and learning mathematics, for working mathematically, and in related assessment, is incorporated throughout each unit.

**Mathematical Methods
**This subject focuses on the study of simple algebraic functions. In undertaking this subject, students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving rational and real arithmetic, sets, lists and tables, diagrams and geometric constructions, algebraic manipulation, equations, graphs and probability with and without the use of technology. They should have facility with relevant mental and by-hand approaches to estimation and computation.

**Specialist Mathematics
**This subject provides a course of study for students who wish to undertake an in-depth study of mathematics, with an emphasis on concepts, skills and processes related to mathematical structure, modelling, problem solving and reasoning. This study has a focus on interest in the discipline of mathematics in its own right and investigation of a broad range of applications, as well as development of a sound background for further studies in mathematics and mathematics related fields.

At Year 12, students have the option of the following Unit 3 & 4 subjects:

**Further Mathematics
**The subject consists of a compulsory core area of study which is covered over two semester. It comprises of several modules to be completed in their entirety, from a range of selection including: ‘Matrices’, ‘Networks and decision mathematics’, ‘Geometry and measurement’ and ‘Graphs and relations’. Assumed knowledge and skills for the subject are related topics in General Mathematics Units 1 & 2.

**Mathematical Methods
**In undertaking this subject, students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving rational and real arithmetic, sets, lists and tables, diagrams and geometric constructions, algebraic manipulation, equations, graphs,

differentiation, anti-differentiation, integration and inference with and without the use of technology. They should have facility with relevant mental and by-hand approaches to estimation and computation.

**Specialist Mathematics
**In undertaking this course, students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving rational and real arithmetic, sets, lists and tables, diagrams and geometric constructions, algebraic manipulation, equations, graphs,

differentiation, anti-differentiation, integration and inference with and without the use of technology. They should have facility with relevant mental and by-hand approaches to estimation and computation.