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Specialist Mathematics 1&2

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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 Mathematical Methods 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.

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


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.


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

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