Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

11 VCE Specialist Mathematics (11MSM1)

The Course

Unit 1 and 2 VCE Specialist Mathematics provide a course of study for students who wish to undertake an in-depth study of mathematics, with an emphasis on concepts, skills and processes related to mathematical structure, modelling, problem solving and reasoning. This study has a focus on interest in the discipline of mathematics in its own right and investigation of a broad range of applications, as well as development of a sound background for further studies in mathematics and mathematics related fields.

Unit 1 Topics

• Algebra

• Complex Numbers

• Linear and Non-Linear Coordinate Geometry

Unit 2 Topics

• Calculus

• Vectors

• Mechanics

Learning and Assessment Activities

Students will be exposed to similar assessment methods as used in Specialist Maths Units 3 & 4. These include tests based around the areas of study, application tasks to test the student’s ability to apply mathematical knowledge in different contexts and well as examinations.

These units lead to

Higher Education degrees in; Engineering, Medicine, Science, Computer Science, Programming and Accounting.

Special considerations

Before undertaking Pre-Specialist Mathematics, you should have satisfactorily completed year 10 Methods.

Costs involved

$350 approximately for the CAS calculator and textbook

Materials required

Textbook and CAS Calculator

For further information see...

Contact Mr Siva or Dr Dunn

Study design link

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