Stage 1

Pure Mathematics: Pre-Methods

Assumed Knowledge



Pre-Methods: Completion of Year 10 Pre Pure Mathematics with a level 5 or better including a level 5 in the Knowing and Understanding criteria. Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of teacher recommendation and coordinator approval.​

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Learning, Personal Development.

Related Subject
Subject Description

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-Methods (30 credits)
Pre-Methods Mathematics consists of 3 semesters of mathematics (Pure 1, 2 and 4) and students proceed onto one year 12 subject – Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (provided required pre requisite grades achieved)

Content covered within Pure Mathematics 1, 2, 3 and 4

  • Functions and Graphs

  • Polynomials

  • Trigonometry

  • Counting and Statistics

  • Growth and Decay

  • Introduction to Differential Calculus

  • Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series

  • Geometry

  • Vectors in the Plane

  • Further Trigonometry

  • Matrices

  • Real and Complex Numbers.

Course Fees


Additional Costs

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.

Assessment Type 1:

Skills & Application Tasks

Assessment Type 2:

Mathematical Investigations

Assessment Type 3:


Assessment Type 4:


Learning Area Map