Stage 1 Specialist
Stage 1 – Specialist Mathematics (Year 11)
10 per semester
Does this subject include an exam?
Successful completion of Year 10A Mathematics at a minimum A grade achievement level.
Topics undertaken are:
● Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
● Vectors in a Plane
● Real and Complex Numbers
Students who want to undertake Specialist Mathematics at Stage 2 will need to complete:
● At least 10 credits of Specialist Mathematics at Stage 1
● Two 10-credit units of Stage 1 Mathematical Methods
In this subject, students are expected to:
understand mathematical concepts and relationships, making use of electronic technology to aid and enhance understanding
identify, collect, and organise mathematical information relevant to investigating and finding solutions to questions/problems taken from social, scientific, economic, or historical contexts
recognise and apply the mathematical techniques needed when analysing and solving a problem in context
interpret results, draw conclusions and reflect on the reasonableness of these in the context of a problem
communicate mathematical reasoning and ideas to a variety of audiences by using appropriate language and representations
work both independently and cooperatively in planning, organising, and carrying out mathematical activities
Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics. A prerequisite for university courses in mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science, physical sciences, and surveying.