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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

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Extension 1 mathematics

What students learn:

  • theory and practice
  • to use technology where appropriate
  • note taking
  • calculations
  • problem solving techniques
  • group work
  • computer experiences
  • processing information.

Task requirements:

  • written examinations
  • tests
  • assignments
  • oral presentations
  • research assignments
  • examinations
  • practical reports
  • topic tests.

Successful completion requirements:

  • at least a band 5 or 6 in Stage 5.3 mathematics in the school certificate
  • 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:

  • other inequalities
  • circle geometry
  • further trigonometry
  • angles between two lines
  • internal and external division of lines into given ratios
  • parametric representation
  • permutations and combinations
  • polynomials
  • harder applications of the Preliminary 2 unit course.
     

Special requirements of the course:

  • Successful completion of Stage 5.3 mathematics in year 10.

School assessment:

  • knowledge, understanding and skills (70%)
  • reasoning, interpretative, explanatory and communicative abilities (30%).