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VCE Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics Unit 1 and 2

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Year 10 Mathematics A.

Course Description

Units 1 and 2 are designed for students who are studying or who have already undertaken, Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 and who wish to enhance their study of Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4. It is a prerequisite for Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4.

This course is designed for students who wish to undertake an in-depth study of mathematics, focussing on the discipline of mathematics in its own right and applications relating to science and engineering.

Areas of Study

Prescribed Topics

• Number systems and recursion.
• Geometry in the plane and proof.
• Vectors in the plane.
• Graphs of non-linear relations.

Other Topics (the Learning Area will select two or more of these topics)

• Logic and algebra.
• Linear transformations of the plane.
• Identities.
• Principle of counting.
• Graph theory.
• Kinematics.
• Simulation, sampling and sampling distributions.

Assessment

 Outcomes Assessment Tasks (school-assessed coursework) Define and explain the key concepts and be able to apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures. Assignments, tests/exams and summary notes. Apply mathematical procedures in non-routine contexts, and analyse and discuss these applications of mathematics. Modelling tasks, problem-solving tasks and mathematical investigations. Use technology to produce results and carry out analysis in situations involving problem-solving, modelling or investigative techniques. Demonstrated by completion of the above tasks.

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