## Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

# 12 VCE SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS (12MSM1)

#### The Course

The focus of Units 3 & 4 is on enhancing your ability to communicate mathematically and to understand and solve pure and applied maths problems which leads into fields such as Engineering, Medicine, and Science.
The course teaches mathematical thinking, logical thinking, Algebra, Mechanics, Linear and Non-Linear Geometry, Complex Numbers, and Vectors.

#### Unit 3 Topics

- Algebra
- Complex Numbers
- Linear and Non-Linear Coordinate Geomet

#### Unit 4 Topics

- Calculus
- Vectors
- Mechanics

#### Learning and Assessment Activities

- Tests
- Assignments
- Sacs
- Exams

#### These units lead to

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

#### Special considerations

Before undertaking VCE Specialist Mathematics, you must have satisfactorily completed Mathematical Methods Unit 1 and 2, and be taking concurrently or have completed mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4.

#### Costs involved

Approximately $350

#### Materials required

Textbook

CAS Calculator

Exercise books x2

Stationary including a ruler

#### For further information see...

Contact Dr Dunn, Mr Siva or Mr Wilson

#### Study design link

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