MATHEMATICS

Year 10 Mathematics comprises both Core and Elective courses.

The Core Mathematics course follows the Australian Mathematics Curriculum and is organised into three strands:

Number and algebra – Money and financial mathematics; Patterns and Algebra; Linear and non-linear relationships.

Measurement and geometry – Units of measure; Geometric reasoning; Pythagoras and trigonometry.

Statistics and probability – Chance; Data representation and interpretation.

Across the three strands students develop:

understanding in applying the four operations to algebraic fractions, finding unknowns in formulas after substitution, making the connection between equations of relations and their graphs, comparing simple and compound interest in financial contexts and determining probabilities of two- and three-step experiments

fluency in factorising and expanding algebraic expressions, using a range of strategies to solve equations and using calculations to investigate the shape of data sets

problem-solving in calculating the surface area and volume of a diverse range of prisms to solve practical problems, finding unknown lengths and angles using applications of trigonometry, using algebraic and graphical techniques to find solutions to simultaneous equations and inequalities and investigating independence of events

reasoning in formulating geometric proofs involving congruence and similarity and interpreting and comparing data sets.

The Elective mathematics courses have been designed to cater for the different mathematical needs of our students. There are three elective courses to choose from. Students self-select the appropriate Elective course to best suit their needs within each area of study in the Core.

Consolidation – Provides opportunities for students to consolidate their understanding of the Core course. It is focused on preparing students to study the VCE Further Mathematics course in year 11 and 12.

Enrichment - Provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of the Core course. It is focused on preparing students to study VCE Mathematical Methods or IB – Applications and interpretation SL or Analysis and approaches SL courses in year 11 and 12.

Extension – Provides opportunities for students to extend their understanding of the Core course. It is focused on preparing students to study VCE Specialist Mathematics in addition to Mathematical Methods or IB – Applications and interpretation HL or Analysis and approaches HL courses in year 11 and 12.

In each of the Mathematics courses, students are required to: learn, practise and apply mathematical routines and techniques and use them to find solutions to standard problems; creatively solve problems in unfamiliar situations; and communicate mathematics and mathematical findings in an effective manner.

ASSESSMENT
1. Self-directed Task (10%)
2. Course Term Test (20%)
3. Classwork (30%)
4. Examination (40%)

 

MATHEMATICS PATHWAY AT GGS

Group 5 - Analysis and Approaches
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Mathematics
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Mathematics
Timbertop - Year 9

Mathematics
Years 5 to 8