Specialist Mathematics Unit 1 and 2
Successful completion of Year 10 Mathematics A.
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
- 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.
- Principle of counting.
- Graph theory.
- Simulation, sampling and sampling distributions.
|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