# Mathematics

As Mathematics is a subject that builds on prior knowledge and skills, it is recommended that units are completed in sequence.

As Mathematics is a subject that builds on prior knowledge and skills, it is recommended that units are completed in sequence.

Students who are performing at a very good level in Mathematics, and would like the challenge of being accelerated, may take accelerated units MAB70 or MAB30. These units compress one year of a normal Mathematics course into one semester. This means that accelerated students cover all of the Mathematics course, rather than skipping sections of the course. Students are selected into these accelerated units after consultation with their Mathematics teacher. Students entering Year 7 and who wish to enrol in the accelerated unit MAB70 must undertake a grading exam in October of the year preceding entry to the Senior School.

In the case that a student demonstrates an outstanding level of ability in Mathematics it is possible to take VCE Mathematics in Year 10. This involves an early entry to a Year 11 Mathematics unit. It should be stressed this would not be a regular occurrence and will require advice from the relevant Mathematics teacher.

Students are able to be accelerated or slowed down to consolidate their study in a variety of ways depending on their ability. These are just a few sequences. In all cases acceptance into accelerated units is dependent on the recommendations of the Mathematics teacher.

In each Mathematics unit:

- Topics use technology to enhance the enjoyment and learning experiences of each student.

- Skills are assessed through tests and a semester examination. Students also work on a series of problem solving tasks in each test. Revision work is given throughout the unit to prepare students for each test and the semester examination.

- Calculators and computer software are used – where appropriate.

Level A

Level B

Level C

Level D

Level E

**MAA10: Mathematics A**

The topics covered in this unit: Numeracy, Positive Integers, Indices and Primes, Positive and Negative Integers, Measurement, Decimals, Percentages, Geometry – Angles & Shapes, Views of 3D Shapes.

*Offered in Semester 1*

**MAA20: Mathematics A2**

The topics covered in this unit: Rational Numbers, Algebra, Linear Equations, Coordinates and the Cartesian Plane, Probability, Representing and Interpreting Data, Money, Transformations.

*Offered in Semester 2*

**MAB10: Mathematics B1**

The topics covered in this unit include: Numeracy, Integers, Index Laws, Real Numbers, Application of Percentages, Algebra, Ratio & Rate and Problem Solving.The topics utilise the technology available and enhance the enjoyment and learning experiences of the students. Skills are assessed through tests and a semester examination. Students also work on a series of problem solving tasks in each test. Calculators and computer software are used where appropriate. Revision work is given throughout the unit. The content covered is determined by the Australian Curriculum.

*Offered in Semester 1*

**MAB70: Mathematics B7**

The topics covered in this unit: Real Numbers, Application of Percentages, Integers & Indices, Algebra, Ratio & Rate, Geometry – Angles & Shapes, Problem Solving. *Subject to the grades achieved and the recommendation of the Mathematics teacher, these students are able to proceed into MAC20 Mathematics in the following Semester.*

*Offered in Semester 1*

**MAB20: Mathematics B2**

The topics covered in this unit: Representing and Interpreting Data, Probability, Coordinates and Linear graphs, Linear Equations, Measurement, Congruence and Transformations, Measurement, Problem Solving.

*Offered in Semester 2*

**MAB30 Mathematics B3**

*This unit is only available to students who have successfully completed a select entry test. It is designed to cater for students who have demonstrated an outstanding understanding of Level A Mathematics.*

Topics covered in this unit: Integers, Index Laws, Algebra, Linear and non Linear Graphs, Linear Equations, Measurement, Number Skills, Problem Solving. *Subject to the grades achieved and the recommendation of the Mathematics teacher, these students are able to proceed into MAC20 Mathematics in the following Semester.*

*Offered in Semester 1*

**MAC10 Mathematics C1**

Topics covered in this unit include: Numeracy, Financial Mathematics, Algebra, Linear and Non Linear Graphs, Linear Equations, Number Skills, Indices, Measurement, Problem Solving.

*Offered in Semester 1*

**MAC20 Mathematics C2**

Topics covered in this unit: Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry, Functions, Quadratic Algebra, Quadratic Functions, Proportion and Rates, Probability, Statistics, Congruence and Similarity, Problem Solving.

*Offered in Semester 2*

**MAD10 Mathematics D1**

T*his unit has been designed to cater for students who in a VCE course wish to study Maths Methods at Year 11 or Standard Level Maths in the IB.*

Topics covered in this unit: Indices, Linear Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Simultaneous Linear Equations and Inequations, Surface Area and Volume, Trigonometry, Univariate Data, Bivariate Data, Problem Solving, Real Numbers.

*Offered in Semester 1*

**MAD20 Mathematics D2**

The topics covered in this unit: Probability, Financial Maths, Statistics in the Media, Quadratic Expressions, Quadratic Equations, Functions, Deductive Geometry, Problem Solving, Matrices.

*Offered in Semester 2*

**M****AD30 Mathematics (General)**

*The MAD30 and MAD40 units below have been designed to cater for students who, in a VCE course, wish to study General Maths B at Year 11 followed by Further Maths at Year 12. Students who choose this unit should be quite sure they are not going to undertake Mathematical Methods at VCE. Students should be mindful of the pre-requisites of any Tertiary pathways they are interested in.*

Topics covered in this unit: Number, Linear Relationships, Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics, Probability.

*Offered in Semester 1*

**MAD40 Mathematics (General)**

Topics covered in this unit: Linear Programming, Trigonometry, Sequences and Series, Geometry, Matrices.

*Offered in Semester 2*

**MAE10 Mathematics E1**

The topics covered in this unit: Real Numbers, Advanced Trig, Circle Geometry, Polynomials, Functions and Relations, Interpreting Data.

*Offered in Semester 1*

**MAE20 Mathematics E2**

The topics covered in this unit: Coordinate Geometry, Circles, Hyperbolae and simultaneous equations, The parabola, Polynomials, Functions and Logarithms.

*Offered in Semester 2*