Stage 1 – Year 11

SACE Credits

10 per semester

Does this subject include an exam?

Yes

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of Year 10A Mathematics at a minimum A grade achievement level.

Course Content

Topics undertaken are:

● Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
● Geometry
● Vectors in a Plane
● Trigonometry
● Matrices
● 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

Learning Requirements

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

Pathways

Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics. A prerequisite for university courses in mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science, physical sciences, and surveying