###### Stage 1

# Pure Mathematics: Pre-Specialist

##### Assumed Knowledge

Nil.

##### Prerequisites

Pre Specialist: Completion of Year 10 Pre Pure Mathematics with a level 6 or better including a level 7 in the Knowing and Understanding criteria.

##### 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 Specialist (30 credits)

Pre Specialist Mathemataics 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 pre requisite 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

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