Essential Mathematics (A/M)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

This course is primarily designed for students wishing to improve their numeracy skills for employment. It provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts for a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings. Students who received below a C in Australian Curriculum Year 10 or band 6 or below in NAPLAN 9 would be recommended to study this course.

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Mathematics? (pdf, 110kb)

Essential Mathematics would be suitable for students who wish to enter trades or professions where basic numeracy skills are required.

Workload expectation

Essential Mathematics requires commitment and a positive work ethic to complete the required tasks in class. Short take home assignments and a suitable level of study before tests and examinations may also be required to be completed outside class hours.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1: Essential Mathematics

2

Unit 2: Essential Mathematics

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1: Essential Mathematics

2

Unit 2: Essential Mathematics

3

Unit 3: Essential Mathematics

4

Unit 4: Essential Mathematics

Unit descriptions

Unit 1: Essential Mathematics

Calculations, Percentages and Rates, Measurement, Algebra and Graphs.

Unit 2: Essential Mathematics

Representing and Comparing Data, Percentages, Rates and Ratios and Time and Motion.

Unit 3: Essential Mathematics

Measurement, Scales, Plans and Models, Graphs and Data Collection.

Unit 4: Essential Mathematics

World travel; Sport; Buying a property.