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Mathematics Applications (ATAR)

This course focuses on the use of mathematics to solve problems in contexts that involve financial modelling, geometric and trigonometric analysis, graphical and network analysis, and growth and decay in sequences. It also provides opportunities for students to develop systematic strategies based on the statistical investigation process for answering statistical questions that involve analysing univariate and bivariate data, including time series data.

Pre-requisite: C, D or E grade in Year 10 Mathematics Course 1 or A, B or C Grade in Year 10 Mathematics Course 2

Course Description:
The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units, each of one semester duration, which is typically delivered as a pair.

Organisation of content
Unit 1 - topics
1.1 Consumer arithmetic
1.2 Algebra and matrices
1.3 Shape and measurement.

Unit 2 - topics
2.1 Univariate data analysis and the statistical investigation process
2.2 Applications of trigonometry
2.3 Linear equations and their graphs.

Mathematics Methods (ATAR)

This course focuses on the use of calculus and statistical analysis. The study of calculus provides a basis for understanding rates of change in the physical world, and includes the use of functions, their derivatives and integrals, in modelling physical processes. The study of statistics develops students’ ability to describe and analyse phenomena that involve uncertainty and variation. Mathematics Methods provides a foundation for further studies in disciplines in which mathematics and statistics have important roles. It is also advantageous for further studies in the health and social sciences. In summary, this course is designed for students whose future pathways may involve mathematics and statistics and their applications in a range of disciplines at the tertiary level.

Pre-requisite: A, B or C grade in Year 10 Mathematics Course 1

Course Description:
The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units, each of one semester duration, which is typically delivered as a pair. The notional time for each unit is 55 class contact hours. In order to study this course, it is desirable that students complete topics from 10A.

Organisation of content
Unit 1 - topics
1.1 Functions and graphs
1.2 Trigonometric functions
1.3 Counting and probability.

Unit 2 - topics
2.1 Exponential functions
2.2 Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series
2.3 Introduction to differential calculus.

Mathematics Specialist (ATAR)

Pre-requisite: A or B grade in Year 10 Mathematics Course 1

Course Description
The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units, each of one semester duration, which are typically delivered as a pair. The notional time for each unit is 55 class contact hours. In order to study this syllabus, it is desirable that students complete topics from 10A.

Organisation of content
Unit 1 - topics
1.1 Combinatorics
1.2 Vectors in the plane
1.3 Geometry

Unit 2 - topics
2.1 Trigonometry
2.2 Matrices
2.3 Real and complex numbers

Mathematics Essentials (General)

The Mathematics Essential General course focuses on using mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions. It provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts for a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings. This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.

Pre-requisite: C, D or E grade in Mathematics Course 2; or A, B grade in Mathematics Course 3 or have passed OLNA - Numeracy and enrolled in Mathematics Course 3 or 4.

Course Description
The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units, each of one semester duration, which are typically delivered as a pair.
This course consists of the following topics:

Unit 1 - topics
1.1 Basic calculations, percentages and rates
1.2 Using formulas for practical purposes
1.3 Measurement
1.4 Graphs

Unit 2 - topics
2.1 Representing and comparing data
2.2 Percentages
2.3 Rates and ratios
2.4 Time and motion

Mathematics Foundations (General)

Pre-requisite: Enrolled in Course 3 or Course 4 and have not met the OLNA – Numeracy requirement.

Course Description: The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units, each of one semester duration, which are typically delivered as a pair. Topics will be selected specifically to help prepare student to meet the OLNA – Numeracy requirements.

Students who meet these requirements while in Year 11 may switch to Mathematics Essentials (General).