Stage 2
Specialist Mathematics
Assumed Knowledge
Nil.
Prerequisites
‘B’ grade or better in all Pre Specialist courses (Pure Mathematics 1, 2 and 3) at Stage 1 and ‘B’ grades in all the exams. Students must also be studying Stage 2 Mathematical Methods.
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.
Related Subject
Subject Description
Specialist Mathematics is designed to be taken in conjunction with, and cannot be taken without, Stage 2 Mathematical Methods. Specialist Mathematics draws on and deepens students’ mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding, and provides opportunities for students to develop their skills in using rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and using mathematical models. It includes the study of functions and calculus.
The subject leads to study in a range of tertiary courses such as mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science and physical sciences. Students envisaging careers in related fields will benefit from studying this subject.
Content

Mathematical Induction

Complex Numbers

Functions and Sketching Graphs

Vectors in Three Dimensions

Integration Techniques and Applications

Rates of Change and Differential Equations
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