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Mathematics

 
The Australian Mathematics Curriculum ensures mathematical skills are developed through increasing exposure of students to four Proficiency Strands: Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning.

Through a range of inquiry based experiences and active student participation in real world problem solving; this curriculum will enable students to become self-motivated confident mathematical learners.

JUNIOR SCHOOL

The junior curriculum provides students with essential mathematical knowledge in four major Content Strands:
¨   Number and Algebra
¨   Measurement and Geometry
¨   Statistics and Probability

Financial mathematics

YEAR 10 LINKS TO YEAR 11/12 SUBJECTS

All students studying the Year 10 Mathematics course are eligible to study Essential Mathematics in Years 11 and 12. Students obtaining at least a C5 in this course are encouraged to study General Mathematics in Years 11/12, and students achieving at least a B5 in this course are encouraged to study Mathematics Methods in Year’s 11 & 12.

 

YEAR 10 TOPICS OF STUDY
ASSESSMENT
CAREER PATHWAYS
The curriculum also provides students with essential mathematical
knowledge in three major Content Strands:
¨   Number and Algebra
¨   Measurement and Geometry
¨   Statistics and Probability
 
Students will be assessed continually throughout their work units via a range of techniques including:
-      mathematical reports
-      supervised tests
-      extended modelling and problem solving tasks based on real world concepts.
Mathematics is essential in all careers ranging from everyday numeracy skills such as dealing with money, application to technical trades and higher order applications such as those involved in science and medicine.

 

Senior Assessment
Assessment: General subjects- Mathematical Methods and General Mathematics
Year 11 formative assessment
Unit 1
Unit 2
Formative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Problem solving modelling task
25%
Formative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
Problem solving modelling task
25%
Formative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
Examination
25%
Formative internal assessment (IA4)
Examination
25%
In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100. Students will also receive an overall subject result (A–E).
Year 12 Summative assessments
Unit 3
Unit 4
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Problem-solving and modelling task
20%
Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
Examination
15%
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
Examination
15%
Summative external assessment (EA): 50%
Examination
 
Assessment: Applied subject- Essential maths.
Year 11 Formative Assessment
Unit 1
Unit 2
Formative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
·   Problem solving and modelling task
A-E
Formative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
·       Problem solving and modelling task
A-E
Formative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
·       Examination
A-E
Formative internal assessment (IA4):
·       Examination
A-E
 
In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. Schools develop three summative internal assessments and the common internal assessment (CIA) is developed by the QCAA.
Year 12 Summative assessments
Unit 3
Unit 4
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): A-E
Problem-solving and modelling task
Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): A-E
Problem-solving and modelling task
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): A-E
Common internal assessment (CIA)
Summative internal assessment (IA4): A-E
Examination