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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

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Telephone02 9637 0489

Emailgranvilleb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Applied mathematics

What students learn:

  • practical applications of mathematics to everyday situations

  • to use technology where appropriate

  • problem solving involving real life situations.

Task requirements:

  • written tests

  • assignments

  • oral/written reports

  • work samples

  • practical investigations or projects

  • written explanation of problem solutions

  • practical tasks such as measurement.

Successful completion requirements:

  • stage 5.1 mathematics in year 10

  • interest in mathematics and willingness to apply myself

  • organisational skills

  • self discipline

  • working effectively in groups or independently

  • strong graphing and tabulation skills.

What students study:

  • financial mathematics

  • data analysis

  • measurement

  • probability

  • algebraic modelling

  • mathematics and communication

  • mathematics and driving.

Special requirements of the course

  • Successful completion of Stage 5.1 mathematics, trigonometry and algebra.

School assessment:

  • knowledge and understanding (40%)
  • Skills (60%).