# Mathematics

The Mathematics course has been constructed on the assumption that students have studied the content and achieved the outcomes of the *Mathematics Years 7–10 **Syllabus *(2002) up to, and including, the content and outcomes of Stage 5.2. Where possible, it is recommended that they also experience the topics *Real Numbers*, *Algebraic **Techniques *and *Coordinate Geometry, *as well as at least some of *Trigonometry *from Stage 5.3, if not all of the content.

You can download the following section of our departments Preliminary and HSC Mathematics Teaching and Learning Programmes below.

Mathematics Programme (pdf 388 KB)

Please note that your child's teacher will be differentiating the units of work in this programme to suit the needs of your child. For more detail on the specific programme of study your child is undertaking please contact their classroom teacher.

**Preliminary Mathematics**

- Board Developed Course
- Indicative Hours: 120
- Concurrent Pathways: Preliminary Mathematics Extension
- HSC Pathways: HSC Mathematics

**Prerequisites: **The preliminary mathematics course provides an appropriate course of study for students who have demonstrated competence in mathematics up to and including at least stage 5.2 by the end of year 10. Before selecting this course, students should seek guidance regarding their potential to acheive the outcomes in this course from the Mathematics Faculty

**Aims: **Students who intend to study the Preliminary Mathematics course should be those who wish to enter an educational pathway at the tertiary level requiring but not limited to the study of calculus. It is a sufficient basis for further studies in mathematics as a minor discipline at tertiary level in support of courses such as the life sciences or commerce.

**Content: **The Preliminary Mathematics course is divided into eight units of work. These units of work are: Basic Arithmetic; Basic Algebra and Equations; Trigonometry; Relations and Functions; The Linear Function; Plane Geometry; Differential Calculus; and, The Quadratic Polynomial. This course is structured to provide students with the opportunity of studying Preliminary Mathematics Extension concurrently

**HSC Mathematics**

- Board Developed Course
- Indicative Hours: 120
- Concurrent Pathways: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 & 2

**Prerequisites: **The content in the HSC Mathematics course builds on and includes the unitsd of work studies in the Preliminary Course.

**Aims: **Students who intend to study the Preliminary Mathematics course should be those who wish to enter an educational pathway at tertiary level requiring but not limited to the study of calculus . It is a sufficient basis for further studies in mathematics as a minor discipline at tertiary level in support of courses such as the life sciences or commerce.

**Content: **The HSC Mathematics course is divided into nine units of work. These are: Geometrical Applications of Differentiation; Probability; Integration; Trigonometric Functions; Logarithms and Exponential Functions; Series and Sequences; Applications of Calculus to the physical world; Applications of geometry Properties; and, Coordinate Methods of Geometry.

**Contact:** Mr Boon

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