Year 12 – General Mathematics

Level: Stage 2
Prerequisites: Stage 1 General Mathematics
Assumed knowledge: Good general numeracy skills

Course Summary:

General Mathematics extends students’ mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem solving. Topics cover a diverse range of applications of mathematics, including personal financial management, the statistical investigation process, modelling using linear and non-linear functions, networks and matrices, and discrete models. Successful completion of General Mathematics at Stage 2 prepares students for entry to tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised background in mathematics.

Course content:

  • Modelling with Linear Relationships
  • Modelling with Matrices
  • Financial Models
  • Discrete Models
  • Statistical Models


  • Five tests on each of the topics studied. - 40%
  • Two Investigations - 30%
    • Financial Models: Exploring debt on a home loan
    • Discrete Models: Hungarian Algorithm
  • External Examination - 30%