Stage 2 General
SACE Stage 2 – General Mathematics ( Year 12 )
Does this subject include an exam?
Minimum of C grade in Stage 1 Mathematical Methods or General Mathematics recommended.
Mathematics is much more than a collection of concepts and skills; it is a way of approaching new challenges by investigating, modelling, reasoning, visualising and problem-solving, with the goal of communicating to others the relationships observed and problems solved.
Students study the five topics listed below
Modelling with Linear Relationships
Modelling with Matrices
In this subject, students are expected to:
demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts and relationships, making use of electronic technology to aid and enhance understanding
identify, collect, and organise mathematical information relevant to investigating and solving problems
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 the conclusions in context
communicate mathematical reasoning and ideas to a variety of audiences, using appropriate language and representations
work both independently and cooperatively in planning, organising and carrying out mathematical activities
Prepares students for entry to tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised background in mathematics, employment or Studies in the Business area, Finance or self-Employment.