Stage 2
Mathematical Methods
Assumed Knowledge
Nil.
Prerequisites
‘B’ grade or better in 3 Stage 1 Pure Maths courses 1, 2, and 3 or 4 , including ‘B’ grades in the exams.
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.
Related Subject
Subject Description
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.
Content

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.
Course Fees
Nil.
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 fxCG50AU, Casio fxCG20 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: 2 Hour External Examination.
Assessment Type 4:
N/A