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
  • Algebra
  • Constant and average rates of change
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Inverse functions and transformations
  • Differentiation and antidifferentiation

Assessment

Internal assessments include assignments, tests, summary notes, modelling tasks, problem solving tasks and mathematical investigations.

Previous Experience/Prerequisites

A satisfactory completion of year 10 Mathematics, with a particular emphasis on algebra and graphing.

Future Pathways

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.

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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

Assessment

  • 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.

Previous Experience/Prerequisites

A satisfactory completion of Mathematical Methods Unit 1 & 2 is required.

Future Pathways

Careers involving higher levels of mathematics include engineering, sciences (both theoretical and social), economists and computer programmers

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