**Length:** Three modules each a single semester (Three 10 credit modules)**Contact:** Maths Leader**Recommended Background**

B grade or better in Year 10 Mathematics and teacher recommendation.

**Course Description**

Stage 1 Mathematical Methods provides the foundation for further study in mathematics in Stage 2 Mathematical Methods. It is an algebra-rich subject for students preparing for university-level studies of economics, engineering, computer sciences, and the sciences. It prepares students for courses and careers that may involve the use of statistics, such as health or social sciences.

Stage 1 Mathematical Methods consists of the following topics:

Topic 1: Functions and graphs

Topic 2: Polynomials

Topic 3: Trigonometry

Topic 4: Introduction to differential calculus

Topic 5: Growth and decay

Topic 6: Counting and statistics.

Topic 7: Matrices

Topic 8: Geometry

Topic 9: Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series

**Note:**A SACE approved graphics calculator is required for this subject. It is highly recommended that students purchase a suitable calculator as they commence this course.

**Assessment**

Students will complete three summative tests and one investigation per semester course.

**Leads To**

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods