Further Mathematics Unit 1 and 2
Prerequisites
Completion of Year 10 Mathematics.
Course Description
Further Mathematics Units 1 and 2 is the VCAA General Mathematics course, it is designed to be widely accessible for students and may lead on to Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4.
Students learn to practice and apply mathematical algorithms, routines and techniques by undertaking investigative projects involving the use of mathematics; solve problems set in unfamiliar situations and in reallife situations; find solutions to standard problems.
CAS technology and reference material are used throughout the course to support learning and are used for each assessment.
Areas of Study
The Mathematics learning area will choose topics from the areas of study listed below. This will be done according to VCAA regulations.
Algebra and Structure
 Linear relations and equations.
Arithmetic and Number
 Computation and practical arithmetic.
 Financial arithmetic.
Discrete Mathematics
 Matrices.
 Graphs and networks.
 Number patterns and recursion.
Geometry, Measurement and Trigonometry
 Shape and measurement.
 Applications of trigonometry.
Graphs of Linear and NonLinear Relations
 Linear graphs and models.
 Inequalities and linear programming.
 Variation.
Statistics
 Investigating and comparing data distributions.
 Investigating relationships between two numerical variables.
Assessment
Outcomes

Assessment Tasks 
(schoolassessed coursework) 
Define and explain the key concepts and be able to apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures. 
Assignments.
Summaries.
Tests.

Apply mathematical procedures in nonroutine contexts and to analyse and discuss these applications of mathematics. 
Modelling tasks.
Problemsolving.
Mathematical investigations.

Use numerical, graphical, symbolic and statistical technology to produce results and carry out analysis in situations involving problemsolving, modelling or investigative techniques. 
Based on performance in a selection of tasks completed in achieving the outcomes above which incorporate the effective and appropriate use of technology. 
Overall Final Assessment
End of Semester Examination – 1.5 hours.
Information can be obtained from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au