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Specialist Mathematics 1&2

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Overview

Students taking this subject should have a very strong mathematical background. Any student taking this subject must also be taking Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 or Units 3 and 4. In this study students have access to worthwhile and challenging mathematical learning activities. Students will learn and practise mathematical skills and techniques to find solutions to standard problems. They further extend their mathematical knowledge and skills through the use of computer algebra system technology. Students undertake investigative projects and solve problems in unfamiliar and real-life situations.

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  • Commencing 30 January 2023
  • Duration 2 Semesters
  • Hours per week Live lessons are 2 periods per week and self-paced is 4-6 hours
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  • Department Mathematics

Unit focus areas

Specialist Mathematics Unit 1 – Proof and number | Graph theory | Logic and algorithms | Sequences and series | Matrices

Specialist Mathematics Unit 2 - Simulation and sampling | Trigonometry | Transformations | Vectors | Complex numbers

Pre-requisites

Students undertaking Units 1 and 2 Specialist Mathematics need to have completed Year 10 Mathematics or Advance Mathematics (or equivalent). Students must also be concurrently studying (or have completed) Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods.

Assessments

For Units 1 and 2, students complete a range of outcomes and classwork throughout each semester. Specialist Mathematics Units 1 and 2 students complete an examination at the end of each semester.

Enrolments and assessments

Some important information regarding enrolments and assessments.

Using the Victorian Assessment Software System (VASS), a student is enroled in each of their subjects with both (a) a home school and (b) an assessing school. For more information about enrolments and assessments and what needs to be completed please click the button below to read further information

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