Mathematics

VCE Further Mathematics 3 & 4

Unit 3

Course Outline

This unit consists of a compulsory Core area of study comprising ‘Data Analysis’ and ‘Recursion and Financial Modelling’. The use of a CAS calculator is an essential part of this course. 

 

Areas of Study

Data Analysis

· Univariate Data

· Bivariate Data

· Time Series

 

Recursion and Financial Modelling

· Depreciation

· Compound interest

· Loans

Unit 4

Course Outline

This unit focuses on two modules of work. Again, the use of a CAS calculator is an essential part of this course.

 

Areas of Study

· Networks and Decision Mathematics

· Matrices

Preparation Subjects
VCE General Mathematics 1 & 2

Special Conditions: Students will need a CAS calculator.                     Approximate cost of calculator: $210

 

For further advice: Hayden Hogan, Bree Day

VCE Mathematical Methods 3 & 4
Course Outline Unit 3 & 4

This subject is a key requirement for many tertiary courses. It also provides the required knowledge for the study of Specialist Mathematics. Students will develop a clear progression of skills and knowledge in each of the areas of study listed below. Appropriate technology will be used to support and develop the learning of mathematics throughout the course.

Unit 3 Areas of Study

· Functions and Graphs

· Algebra

· Calculus- differentiation and application of derivatives

Unit 4 Areas of Study

· Calculus- anti-differentiation and applications

· Probability and statistics

Special Conditions: Students will need a CAS calculator.                     Approximate cost of calculator: $210
Preparation Subjects Companion Subject
VCE Mathematical Methods CAS 1 and 2 VCE Specialist Maths 3 & 4
For further advice: Bridget Dedini
VCE Specialist Mathematics 3 & 4
Subject description

Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 consist of the areas of study: ‘Functions and Graphs’, ‘Algebra’, ‘Calculus’, ‘Vectors’, ‘Mechanics’ and ‘Probability and Statistics’.

 

Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 assumes familiarity with the key knowledge and skills from Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2, the key knowledge and skills from Specialist Mathematics Units 1 and 2 topics ‘Number and systems and recursion’ and ‘Geometry in the plane and proof’, and concurrent or previous study of Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4.

Unit 3

Areas of Study

· Functions and graphs

· Algebra

· Vectors

Unit 4

Areas of Study

· Calculus

· Mechanics

· Probability and statistics

Special Conditions: Students will need a CAS calculator.                     Approximate cost of calculator: $210
Preparation Subjects Companion Subject
Specialist Mathematics 1 and 2

Mathematical Methods 1 and 2

Year 10 Advanced Mathematics

Mathematical Methods 3 and 4
 

For further advice: Hayden Hogan