Stage 2

General Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge



Stage 1 General Mathematics at a ‘B’ grade or better, including a ‘B’ grade in the Semester 2 Exam.

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.

Related Subject
Subject Description

General Mathematics extends students’ mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem-solving.  A problem-based approach is integral to the development of mathematical models and the associated key concepts in the topics.  These topics cover a diverse range of applications of mathematics, including personal financial management, the statistical investigation process, modelling using linear and non-linear functions, and discrete modelling using networks and matrices.

Successful completion of this subject at Stage 2 prepares students for entry to tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised background in mathematics.

  • Modelling with Linear Relationships

  • Modelling with Matrices

  • Statistical Models

  • Financial Models

  • Discrete Models

Course Fees


Additional Costs

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: 5 Tests.

Assessment Type 2:

Mathematical Investigations: 2 Folios.

Assessment Type 3:

External Assessment: 2 Hour External Examination on Topics 3, 4 & 5.

Assessment Type 4:


Learning Area Map