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General Mathematics Units 1 and 2 is the VCAA General Mathematics course, it is designed to be widely accessible for students and may lead on to Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4. Students learn to practice and apply mathematical algorithms, routines and techniques by undertaking investigative projects involving the use of mathematics; solve problems set in unfamiliar situations and in real-life situations; find solutions to standard problems.

CAS technology and reference material are used throughout the course to support learning and are used for each assessment.

The Mathematics learning area will choose topics from the areas of study listed below. This will be done according to VCAA regulations.

**Algebra and Structure**

- Linear relations and equations.

**Arithmetic and Number**

- Computation and practical arithmetic.
- Financial arithmetic.

**Discrete Mathematics**

- Matrices.
- Graphs and networks.
- Number patterns and recursion.

**Geometry, Measurement and Trigonometry**

- Shape and measurement.
- Applications of trigonometry.

**Graphs of Linear and Non-Linear Relations**

- Linear graphs and models.
- Inequalities and linear programming.
- Variation.

**Statistics**

- Investigating and comparing data distributions.
- Investigating relationships between two numerical variables.

**OutcomesAssessment Tasks**(school-assessed coursework)Define and explain the key concepts and be able to apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures.

Assessment tasks:

- Assignments
- Summaries
- Tests

Apply mathematical procedures in non-routine contexts and to analyse and discuss these applications of mathematics.

Assessment tasks:

- Modelling tasks
- Problem-solving
- Mathematical investigations.

Use numerical, graphical, symbolic and statistical technology to produce results and carry out analysis in situations involving problem-solving, modelling or investigative techniques.

Assessment tasks:

Based on performance in a selection of tasks completed in achieving the outcomes above which incorporate the effective and appropriate use of technology.

End of Semester Examination – 1.5 hours.

Information can be obtained from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/curriculum/vce/vce-study-designs/generalmathematics/Pages/Index.aspx

Students complete a Headstart program of study in Statistics and Linear graphs during the summer holidays to give them a solid foundation in these mathematical skills and a practice SAC so as to prepare them for their first assessment SAC which are in the form of topic tests.

Cambridge Senior Mathematics: Australian Curriculum/VCE builds on a proven teaching and learning formula to support the new AC/VCE Mathematics Study Designs implemented in 2016.Our authors have unrivalled expertise in writing examples and problems to prepare students for exams, as well as proven experience interpreting the Australian Curriculum and VCE Study Designs for VCE students.

This combined print and digital title has been designed to help students at the point of learning, so every student can experience success in VCE Mathematics – in the classroom, at home and thus ultimately in the exam.

The Year 11 and Year 12 General Mathematics student books focus explicitly on development of content addressing the Australian Curriculum. The chapters are well structured and are broken into lesson-sized sections to best assist the development of student understanding. Simple and clear examples precede each exercise and are matched to relevant questions within the sections.

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