MATHEMATICS OPTIONS

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Units 1 & 2 (Year 11) 

Foundation Maths

  • An arithmetic-based course which will allow students to obtain a Year 11 Maths qualification. It does not have a continuation at Year 12.
  • There is a strong emphasis on using maths in practical contexts. 
  • Areas of Study include: Arithmetic, Statistics, Business Maths, Taxation theme, Accommodation theme, Trigonometry, Car theme, Measurement and Probability. 
  • See “Fees Applicable” at the end of this document

 

for further information, click on the  link that will take you directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website at http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/studies/mathematics/foundation/foundmathindex.aspx

General Maths

  • A medium level maths designed for those students planning to go on to Further Maths in Year 12.
  • This course will NOT allow you to proceed to Year 12 Maths Methods or Specialist Maths.
  • Areas of Study include: Financial Arithmetic, Statistics, Graphs of Linear relations, Geometry, Trigonometry.
  • Students will require a TI-nspire CAS calculator.

For further information, please go directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website at http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/studies/mathematics/general/genmathindex.aspxt

Maths Methods (CAS)

  • A higher level maths designed for students who will require Maths Methods and/or Specialist Maths in Year 12.
  • Areas of Study include: Functions, Graphs, Algebra, Rates of change, Calculus and Probability.
  • Students will require a TI-nspire CAS calculator.

For further information, please go directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website at http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/studies/mathematics/cas/casindex.aspx.

Units 3 & 4 (Year 12)

Further Maths

  • This subject offers a grounding for trade, business and accounting courses for post secondary pathways.
  • The prerequisite for this subject is a satisfactory result in General Maths or Maths Methods at Year 11.
  • Students will require a TI-nspire CAS calculator.

For further information, please go directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website at http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/studies/mathematics/further/furthermathindex.aspx

Maths Methods (CAS)

  • Maths Methods is a prerequisite for some tertiary courses.
  • Some students elect to enrol in both Further Maths and Maths Methods.
  • Students will require a TI-nspire CAS calculator.

For further information, please go directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website.

Specialist Maths

  • Specialist Maths is a prerequisite for a number of university courses.
  • Specialist Maths must be taken in conjunction with Maths Methods .
  • Students will require a TI-nspire CAS calculator.

For further information, please go directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website at http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/studies/mathematics/specialist/specialmathindex.aspx.

Fees Applicable

  • Foundation Maths students are supplied with school printed notes Web based materials, rather than having to purchase a text book. There is a $20 fee to cover printing and Web access costs.