Pure Mathematics: Pre-Specialist
Pre Specialist: Completion of Year 10 Pre Methods Mathematics with a level 6 or better including a level 7 in the Knowing and Understanding criteria.
Communication, Learning, Personal Development.
At Stage 1 students broaden their mathematical experience and increase their mathematical flexibility and versatility by developing mathematical arguments, proof, and problem solving in a variety of contexts.
Pre-Specialist (30 credits)
Pre-Specialist consists of 3 semesters of mathematics (Pure 1, 2 and 3) and students proceed onto two year 12 subjects – Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics AND Mathematical Methods (provided required prerequisite grades achieved).
Note: Entry into Stage 2 Specialist Maths requires a B in all pre specialist courses. Students not achieving at a B grade in Semester 1 of Pre Specialist Maths will be advised to switch to Pre Methods to better prepare them for the Stage 2 Mathematical Methods course.
Content covered within Pure Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4
Functions and Graphs
Counting and Statistics
Growth and Decay
Introduction to Differential Calculus
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
Vectors in the Plane
Real and Complex Numbers.
Students are required to purchase the following: Graphics Calculator (Approximate cost $240.00) preferably a Casio fx-CG50AU, Casio fx-CG20 AU, or a Casio fx9860G AU PLUS.
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