Length: Full Year (20 SACE credits
Contact: Maths Leader
Grade B or higher in at least one of Stage 1 Mathematics Methods A, B, and C and teacher recommendation.
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.
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.
- Skills and Application Tasks (50%)
- Investigations Portfolio (20%).
- Examination (30%).
Note: A SACE approved Graphics Calculator is required.