## Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

# 12 VCE Mathematics Methods (12MMM1)

#### The Course

Mathematical Methods (CAS) Units 3 and 4 may be taken alone or in conjunction with either Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 or Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4.

This course includes the following areas of study: Functions and graphs, Calculus, Algebra and Probability. Students study applications of differentiation, and identifying and analysing key features of the functions and their graphs, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions and their applications. The Calculus area of study includes differentiation, integration, the relation between integration and the area of regions and simple applications. This course employs Computer Algebra System Technology to support instruction, and students must be able to work by hand and with the aid of technology as appropriate

#### Unit 3 Topics

Functions and graphs
Calculus

#### Unit 4 Topics

Algebra and Probability

#### Learning and Assessment Activities

- Unit 3 school-assessed coursework: 17 per cent
- Unit 4 school-assessed coursework: 17 per cent
- Units 3 and 4 examination 1: 22 per cent
- Units 3 and 4 examination 2: 44 per cent

#### These units lead to

University study of Mathematics or engineering, which could lead to employment in the engineering; finance and accounting; air traffic control, spying and decoding ; education industries (among many others).

#### Special considerations

Before undertaking VCE Maths Methods, ideally you should have satisfactorily completed Year 10 Maths for Methods and Maths Methods Units 1 and 2. You must undertake Unit 3 prior to undertaking Unit 4.

#### Costs involved

- CAS Calculator Approx $220 (available second hand from $70)
- MQ Textbook $90
- Exercise Book (x2)
- Stationery including a ruler

#### Materials required

- MQ Textbook
- CAS Calculator
- Exercise Book x2 (summary theory and questions book)
- Stationery including a ruler

#### For further information see...

Please see Mr Siva or Dr Dunn

#### Study design link

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