Mathematics Methods A

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaMathematics
SemesterSemester 1
Pre-requisiteyear 10 Mathematics 10A or equivalent such as Mathematics Bridging is assumed
Additional CostsPurchase of Graphics Calculator
SACE Credits10

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who are preparing for Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and/or Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics. Specialist Mathematics is designed to be studied in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.

Students who complete this course with a C grade or better gain the compulsory 10 point Numeracy component of the SACE.

What will I learn?

You will study topics that support your:

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


  • Functions and Graphs
  • Polynomials
  • Trigonometric Functions

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 1 through four assessments:

  • at least two Skills and Applications Tasks (SATS)
  • at least one Mathematical investigation


year 10 Mathematics 10A or equivalent such as Mathematics Bridging is assumed


It is recommended that students have their own Graphics Calculator Casio fx-9860G AU plus, or the later fxCG 20 or fxCG50 models.

Last updated: 26 July 2018