Students will learn:
practical applications of mathematics to everyday situations
to use technology
problem solving involving real-life situations.
Students will be expected to complete a variety of tasks:
practical investigations or projects
written explanation of problem solutions
To succeed in General Mathematics, students will need:
stage 5.1 mathematics in year 10 (at least a band 3 in school certificate)
interest in mathematics and willingness to apply myself
working effectively in groups or independently
strong graphing and tabulation skills.
During the higher school certificate (HSC) course, students will study:
Special requirements of the course:
Successful completion of Preliminary course.
- knowledge and skills (40%)
- applications (60%).
Higher school certificate examination:
- two and a half hour written examination paper
- section One — 22 multiple choice questions
- section Two — 6 questions each worth 13 marks based mainly on HSC topics.