General Mathematics

Unit 1 & 2

General Mathematics provides for different combinations of student interests and is suitable preparation for VCE Further Mathematics at the Unit 3 and 4 level.

In undertaking these units, students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving rational and real arithmetic, sets, lists and tables, diagrams and geometric constructions, algebraic manipulation, equations and graphs with and without the use of technology. They should have facility with relevant mental and by-hand approaches to estimation and computation.

The areas of study for General Mathematics Unit 1 and Unit 2 are:

Algebra and structure - linear relations and equations, including simultaneous linear equations, and their applications

Arithmetic and number - mental, by-hand and technology assisted computation with rational numbers, practical and financial arithmetic

Discrete mathematics - matrices, graphs and networks, and number patterns and recursion

Geometry, measurement and trigonometry - two- and three-dimensional problems involving length, angle, area and surface area, volume and capacity, and similarity

Graphs of linear and non-linear relations - linear and non-linear relations and their graphs, linear inequalities and programming, and variation

Statistics - representing, analysing and comparing data distributions and investigating relationships between two numerical variables, including correlation

Outcomes

The student should be able to:

  • define and explain key concepts, and apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures.
  • select and apply mathematical facts, concepts, models and techniques to investigate and analyse extended application problems in a range of contexts.
  • select and use numerical, graphical, symbolic and statistical functionalities of technology to develop mathematical ideas, produce results and carry out analysis in situations requiring problem-solving, modelling or investigative techniques or approaches.

Assessment

Units 1 and 2

The award of satisfactory completion for a unit is based on the teacher’s decision that the student has demonstrated achievement of the set of outcomes specified for the unit; determined by evidence gained through the assessment of a range of learning activities and tasks.

These tasks may include assignments; tests; summary or review notes; modelling tasks; problem-solving tasks and mathematical investigations. 


Assessment tasks will include components to be completed with and without the use of technology as applicable to the outcomes. 

Contact Teacher - Glenys Kidd