Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2
In this subject students will study simple algebraic and transcendental functions. Subjects discussed include; functions and graphs, calculus, probability, statistics and algebra. Students apply this knowledge to real and rational arithmetic. Students develop this knowledge through the use of a CAS calculator.
Area of Study
- Functions and graphs
- Constant and average rates of change
- Probability and Statistics
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Inverse functions and transformations
- Differentiation and antidifferentiation
Internal assessments include assignments, tests, summary notes, modelling tasks, problem solving tasks and mathematical investigations.
A satisfactory completion of year 10 Mathematics, with a particular emphasis on algebra and graphing.
Leads on to Unit 3 and 4 Math Methods. Careers involving this level of mathematical knowledge include mathematician, engineering, physicist, computer software engineers, economists, and roofers.
Mathematical Methods Units 3 & 4
This subject is all about extending student’s knowledge developed in Unit 1 & 2 Mathematical Methods. Students study the simple elementary functions of a single real variable, and their applications in a variety of practical and theoretical contexts.
Area of Study
- Power, circular and exponential functions
- Graphing polynomial functions
- Algebraic functions and their graphs
- Applications of differentiation
- Statistical inference
- Unit 3 assessments comprise 17% of the total methods mark
- Unit 4 assessments comprise 17% of the total methods mark
- Two external examinations comprises 66% of the total methods mark.
A satisfactory completion of Mathematical Methods Unit 1 & 2 is required.
Careers involving higher levels of mathematics include engineering, sciences (both theoretical and social), economists and computer programmers