Essential Mathematics (Stage 1)     Credits - 20   Full Year

Entry Recommendations: 

Satisfactory completion of Year 10 Mathematics

Overview

Essential Mathematics offers senior secondary students the opportunity to extend their mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem solving in everyday and workplace contexts. Students apply their mathematics to diverse settings, including everyday calculations, financial management, business applications, measurement and geometry, and statistics in social contexts.

In Essential Mathematics there is an emphasis on developing students’ computational skills and expanding their ability to apply their mathematical skills in flexible and resourceful ways.

This subject is intended for students planning to pursue a career in a range of trades or vocations.
Course topics

  • Calculations, Time, and Ratio

  • Earning and Spending

  • Geometry

  • Data in Context

  • Measurement

  • Investing

  • Open Topic

Assessment

Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio

  • Skills and Applications Tasks