Year 11 – Essential Mathematics

Level: Stage 1
Prerequisites: Nil
Assumed knowledge: Year 10 Mathematics

Course Summary:

Essential Mathematics is designed for a range of students, including those who are seeking to meet the SACE numeracy requirement, and students who are planning to pursue a career in a range of trades or vocational pathways. There is an emphasis on extending students’ mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem-solving in everyday and workplace contexts, in flexible and resourceful ways.

Students who complete 10 credits of this subject with a C grade or better will meet the numeracy requirement of the SACE.

Course content:

Semester 1:

  • Calculations Ratio and Time
  • Earning Money
  • Measurement
  • Pythagoras and Trigonometry


  • SAT 1 Test on Calculation Time and Ratio
  • SAT 2 In-class guided Investigation
  • SAT 3 Test on Measurement
  • Folio Task Designing and Using an Inclinometer