Mathematics Specialist A

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaMathematics
SemesterSemester 1
Pre-requisite10 Mathematics Bridging assumed
Additional CostsGraphics Calculator
SACE Credits10

Who is this course for?

Students who are interested in contributing to and influencing society using mathematical approaches to the ever-changing challenges of today's world. It leads into Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics. Specialist Mathematics is designed to be studied in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.

It is assumed that students taking this course are undertaking or have already successfully completed Mathematical Methods A or equivalent.

A high level of understanding of Year 10 Mathematics and Year 10 Mathematics Bridging or equivalent is assumed.

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

Topics are:

  • Arithmetic and Geometric Sequence and Series
  • Geometry
  • Vectors in a plane

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


10 Mathematics Bridging assumed


It is recommended that students have their own Graphics Calculator Casio fx-9860G AU plus or the latest fx-CG 50.

Last updated: 02 July 2019