**Length:** Full Year (20 SACE credits**Contact:** Maths Leader**Recommended Background**

Grade B or higher in at least one of Stage 1 Mathematics Methods A, B, and C and teacher recommendation.

**Course Description**

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods develops an increasingly complex and sophisticated understanding of calculus and statistics. By using functions and their derivatives and integrals, and by mathematically modelling physical processes, students develop a deep understanding of the physical world through a sound knowledge of relationships involving rates of change. Students use statistics to describe and analyse phenomena that involve uncertainty and variation.

Stage 2 Mathematics Methods topics include:

- Further Differentiation and Applications
- Integral Calculus
- Logarithmic Functions
- Discrete Random Variables
- Continuous Random Variables and Normal Distribution
- Sampling and Confidence Intervals.

**Assessment**

Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A+ to E- will be used for reporting purposes.

**School-based Assessment:**

- Skills and Application Tasks (50%)
- Investigations Portfolio (20%).

**External Assessment:**

**Examination (30%).**

**Note:** A SACE approved Graphics Calculator is required.