MATHEMATICS

The Mathematics course is based on the Year 9 Victorian Curriculum with the opportunity of added enrichment throughout the course of each topic. Throughout the year the students will consolidate and develop their numerical knowledge and work towards more complex applications in problem solving situations. Creative learning activities will be embedded throughout with the students working both individually and collaboratively at times.
The course cover the following topics:

Measurement

• Calculate the areas of composite shapes
• Calculate the surface area and volume of cylinders and solve related problems

Pythagoras and trigonometry

• Investigate Pythagoras’ Theorem and its application to solving simple problems involving right angled triangles
• Apply trigonometry to solve right-angles triangle problems

Indices & Scientific Notation

• Apply index laws to numerical expressions with integer indices
• Express numbers in scientific notation

Linear Equations and Relations

• Solve linear equations algebraically including pronumerals on both sides of equals sign and bracket
• Solving problems with linear equations and transpose formulae and literal equations

Algebraic techniques

• Using pronumerals, simplifying algebraic expressions and fractions
• Expanding and factorising algebraic expressions
• Simplifying algebraic fractions –multiplication & division
• Applications of algebra

Linear relations

• Finding the distance and midpoint between two points located on a Cartesian plane using a range of strategies, including graphing software
• Sketch linear graphs using the coordinates of two points

Introduction to quadratic equations and graphs

• Graph simple non-linear relations with and without the use of digital technologies and solve simple related equations

Probability & Statistics

• Identify everyday questions and issues involving at least one numerical and at least one categorical variable, and collect data directly and from secondary sources
• Compare data displays using mean, median and range to describe and interpret numerical data sets in terms of location (centre) and spread
Foundation Mathematics students cover a modified version of these topics with an emphasis on basic operations and relation to real world situations. They also complete a ‘Money Matters’ Unit.
All students are required to learn, practise and apply mathematical skills and techniques, utilise knowledge within a problem-solving context and to communicate mathematical method and process in a clear and effective format. Generally mathematical method makes up 40% of each test or assignment mark.

ASSESSMENT

1. Classwork and Module (20%)
2. Tests and Examinations (40%)
3. Self-directed Tasks (40%)

MATHEMATICS PATHWAY AT GGS

Group 5 - Mathematics HL
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Group 5 - Mathematical Studies
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Group 5 - Mathematics SL
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Mathematics
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Mathematics
Year 10

Mathematics
Years 5 to 8