Year 11 – Pre-Specialist Mathematics

Level: Stage 1
Subject Name: Pre-Specialist Mathematics
Prerequisites: Year 10 Mathematics
Assumed Knowledge: Year 10 Mathematics at an “A” grade level

Course Summary:

Stage 1 Mathematics provides the foundation for further study in mathematics in Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics. Specialist Mathematics can be a pathway to mathematical sciences, engineering, and physical sciences. It is designed to be studied in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.

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:

  • Sequences and series
  • Circle Geometry
  • Vectors in the Plane

Semester 2:

  • Further Trigonometry
  • Matrices
  • Real and Complex Numbers

Assessments:

  • 3 Tests each Semester; one on each topic
  • 1 Investigation each Semester on Circle Geometry (Sem 1) and Matrices (Sem 2)
  • Homework tasks