###### Stage 1

# Pure Mathematics: Pre-Methods

##### Assumed Knowledge

Nil.

##### Prerequisites

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

Nil.

##### 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:

N/A

##### Assessment Type 4:

N/A