Mathematics Specialist B

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaMathematics
SemesterSemester 2
Pre-requisiteSpecialist A knowledge assumed
Additional CostsGraphics Calculator

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 to Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics. A high level of understanding of Year 10 Mathematics and Mathematics Specialist A or equivalent is assumed knowledge.

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:

  • Further Trigonometry
  • Matrices
  • Real and Complex Numbers

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


Specialist A knowledge 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 2021