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Subject Co-ordinator:† †Mr. J. Dovey
Year 11 Methods Co-ordinator:†† †Mr. C. Ireson
Periods allocated:††† 10 per fortnight
In learning mathematics, students will develop knowledge and understanding of facts and skills (eg. algebraic simplification, sketching graphs, linear equations, trigonometry, geometry etc.). The ability to conduct investigations, solve problems and communicate using clear and precise mathematical language will also be developed.† Proficiency in the use of calculators and computers will be encouraged throughout the course.
As per syllabus.
Semester Exams consists of two examinations, each of 1.5 hours. Written Examination 1 is Technology Free and will comprise short answer questions which test the studentsí knowledge without the use of a calculator. Written Examination 2 is Technology Active and will comprise of multiple choice and analysis questions which test the studentsí Graphic Calculator and Problem Solving skills.
Each student must undertake a mathematical investigation involving the use of the TI-83/TI-84 graphics calculator and problem solving skills.