VCE Mathematics: Mathematical Methods
Aim
Mathematical Methods Units 14 cover functions, algebra, calculus, probability, and statistics. Students learn to represent and analyse polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and circular functions, perform algebraic manipulations, and solve equations. The course includes differentiation and integration with applications to realworld problems, as well as data analysis and probability distributions. These units prepare students for STEM fields and provide a solid foundation for applying mathematics in various practical and theoretical contexts.
Prior Learning:
Prerequisites for Units 1 & 2: Successful completion of the PreMethods elective and/or Strong performance in High level mathematics class (Algebra and Graphing expecially).
Prerequisites for Units 3 & 4: Successful completion of Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods.
Study design 20232027 (word doc)
Assessments
Satisfactory completion
Demonstrated achievement of the set of outcomes.
Outcome 1
Define and Explain Key Concepts
Define and explain key concepts from the areas of study.
Apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures to solve practical problems from everyday and reallife contexts.
Outcome 2
Apply Mathematical Processes
Apply mathematical processes in practical, nonroutine contexts.
Analyse and discuss the applications of mathematics in various situations, using investigative modelling or problemsolving approaches.
Outcome 3
Use Technology and Computational Thinking
Use computational thinking and the functionalities of technology (numerical, graphical, symbolic, and statistical).
Develop mathematical ideas, produce results, and perform analysis in practical situations requiring investigative modelling or problemsolving techniques.
Units 1 and 2:
Individual school decision on the levels of achievement.
Unit 3:
School assessed coursework (20%)
Unit 4:
School assessed coursework (20%)
Units 3 and 4:
Endofyear examination 1 (20%)
Endofyear examination 2 (40%)
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