# 11 VCE General Mathematics (11MGM1)

#### The Course

The General Mathematics course provides for many combinations of student interests. It also is the precursor for study of VCE Further Mathematics at Units 3 and 4. The areas of study for General Mathematics Unit 1 and Unit 2 are ‘Algebra and structure’, ‘Arithmetic and number’, ‘Discrete mathematics’, ‘Geometry, measurement and trigonometry’, ‘Graphs of linear and non-linear relations’ and ‘Statistics’.

#### Unit 1 Topics

- Graphs and Networks
- Matrices
- Financial Arithmetic
- Number Patterns and Recursion

#### Unit 2 Topics

- Linear Relations and Equations
- Linear Graphs and Models
- Investigating and Comparing Data
- Relationships between two Numerical Variables

#### Learning and Assessment Activities

Students will complete various School Assessed Coursework (SACs) to assess their ability to meet the 3 Outcomes.

• Outcome 1: Define and explain key concepts while performing key mathematical procedures.
• Outcome 2: Be able to select and apply mathematical facts, concepts, models and techniques from the topics covered in the unit to investigate and analyse extended application problems in a range of contexts.
• Outcome 3: Select and use appropriate calculator calculations and dispays

An end of the Semester, there will be an Exam for both Unit 1 & 2.

#### These units lead to

This subject is designed to lead directly into VCE Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4.

#### Costs involved

• CAS Calculator Approx \$220 (available second hand from \$70)
• Edrolo Online Access and Textbook \$110
• Exercise Book (x2)
• Stationery including a ruler

#### Materials required

• Edrolo Online Access & Textbook
• CAS Calculator
• Exercise Book x2 (summary theory and questions book)
• Stationery including a ruler

#### For further information see...

Please see: Mrs Marx, Mr Sandhu, Mr Cox, Mr Dowty or Mr Walsh

#### Study design link

https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/vce/mathematics/2016MathematicsSD.pdf