Mathematics Essential (Units 3 & 4) - General

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Course Code:
GTMAE
Pathway:
General Pathway
Pre-requisites:
Grade C or better in Mathematics Essential (Units 1 & 2)
Course Description:
The Year 12 syllabus is divided into two units which are delivered as a pair.
 
Unit 3
This unit includes the following four topics:
 
  • Measurement
  • Scales, plans and models
  • Graphs in practical situations
  • Data collection
Unit 4
This unit includes the following three topics:
 
  • Probability and relative frequencies
  • Earth geometry and time zones
  • Loans and compound interest
 
Organisation of content
Unit 3 provides students with the mathematical skills and understanding to solve problems related to measurement, scales, plans and models, drawing and interpreting graphs and data collection. Teachers are advised to apply the content of all topics in contexts which are meaningful and of interest to the students. Possible contexts for this unit are Construction and design, and Medicine.
 
Unit 4 provides students with the mathematical skills and understanding to solve problems related to probability, earth geometry and time zones, loans and compound interest. Teachers are advised to apply the content of all topics in contexts which are meaningful and of interest to the students. Possible contexts for this unit are Finance, and Travel.   However these contexts may not be relevant for all students and teachers are encouraged to find a suitable context that will make the mathematical topics of this unit relevant for their particular student cohort.
Course Assessment:
Response - 40%
Practical applications - 45%
Externally set task - 15%

NOTE: This course will not have an external examination, however, students will be required to sit an externally set task (50 minutes duration). The EST is a compulsory assessment subject to the same attendance requirements as Senior School Exams.