Mathematics Specialist

SACE Code2MSC20
LevelStage 2
Learning AreaMathematics
DurationYear
SemesterFull Year
Pre requisiteStage 1 Mathemematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist or equivalent
Additional CostsGraphics Calculator
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students gain the insight, understanding, knowledge, and skills to follow pathways that will lead them to become designers and makers of technology. The subject provides pathways into mathematical science, engineering, computer science, physical sciences, surveying, economics and commerce.

It is assumed students taking this course have a high level of achievement at Stage 1 Mathematics Methods and Specialist or equivalent.

The course is taken in conjunction with Stage 2 Mathematical Methods

What will I learn

You will study topics that support your:

  • capacity to problem solve and apply your mathematical knowledge
  • ability to decide on how to approach new challenges using investigation, modelling and reasoning
  • communication skills to describe the relationships observed in situations requiring mathematical reasoning

Specialist Mathematics requires a high degree of algebraic and trigonometric ability.

Topics:

  • Mathematical Induction
  • Complex Numbers
  • Functions and Sketching Graphs
  • Vectors in Three Dimensions
  • Integration Techniques and Applications
  • Rates of Change and Differential Equations

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 2 through the following assessment types:

  • six skills and applications tasks - 50%
  • one mathematical investigation - 20%
  • one examination - 30%

Pre requisite

Stage 1 Mathemematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist or equivalent

Cost

It is recommended that students have their own Graphics Calculator Casio fx-9860G AU plus or the latest fx-CG 50. Travel and any associated costs to attend any recommended workshops are the responsibility of the student.

Last updated: 25 January 2018