Specialist Mathematics Unit 1 and 2
Prerequisites
Successful completion of Year 10 Mathematics A.
Course Description
Units 1 and 2 are designed for students who are studying or who have already undertaken, Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 and who wish to enhance their study of Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4. It is a prerequisite for Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4.
This course is designed for students who wish to undertake an indepth study of mathematics, focussing on the discipline of mathematics in its own right and applications relating to science and engineering.
Areas of Study
Prescribed Topics
 Number systems and recursion.
 Geometry in the plane and proof.
 Vectors in the plane.
 Graphs of nonlinear relations.
Other Topics (the Learning Area will select two or more of these topics)
 Logic and algebra.
 Linear transformations of the plane.
 Identities.
 Principle of counting.
 Graph theory.
 Kinematics.
 Simulation, sampling and sampling distributions.
Assessment
Outcomes

Assessment Tasks 
(schoolassessed coursework) 
Define and explain the key concepts and be able to apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures. 
Assignments, tests/exams and summary notes.

Apply mathematical procedures in nonroutine contexts, and analyse and discuss these applications of mathematics. 
Modelling tasks, problemsolving tasks and mathematical investigations.

Use technology to produce results and carry out analysis in situations involving problemsolving, modelling or investigative techniques. 
Demonstrated by completion of the above tasks. 
Overall Final Assessment
End of Semester Examination  1.5 hours.
Information can be obtained from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au