‘B’ grade or better in Stage 1 Pure Maths 1, 2, 4/3, including ‘B’ grades in the exams.
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Mathematical Methods develops an increasingly complex and sophisticated understanding of calculus and statistics. By using functions and their derivatives and integrals, and by mathematically modelling physical processes, students develop a deep understanding of the physical world through a sound knowledge of relationships involving rates of change. Students use statistics to describe and analyse phenomena that involve uncertainty and variation.
Mathematical Methods provides the foundation for further study in mathematics, economics, computer sciences, and the sciences. It prepares students for courses and careers that may involve the use of statistics, such as health or social sciences. When studied together with Specialist Mathematics, this subject can be a pathway to engineering, physical science, and laser physics.
Topic 1: Further differentiation
Topic 2: Discreet Random Variables
Topic 3: Integral Calculus
Topic 4: Logarithmic Functions
Topic 5: Continuous Random Variables and the Normal Distribution
Topic 6: Sampling and Confidence Intervals
All topics require the effective and efficient use of a graphic calculator.
Students are required to purchase the following: Revision Guide (Approximate cost $30.00) & a Graphics Calculator (Approximate cost $240.00) preferably a Casio fx-CG50AU, Casio fx-CG20 AU, or a Casio fx9860G AU PLUS.
Assessment Type 1:
Skills & Applications Tasks: 6 Tests.
Assessment Type 2:
Mathematical Investigations: 1 Folio.
Assessment Type 3:
External Assessment: 3 Hour External Examination.
Assessment Type 4: