Mathematical Applications (T)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

Mathematical Applications focuses on extending the mathematical skills and knowledge of students in both familiar and new contexts. Some of these contexts include financial modelling, matrices, network analysis, route and project planning, decision making, and discrete growth and decay. Students who received B or C in Australian Curriculum Year 10 would be recommended to do this course.

Post-school pathways

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

Mathematical Applications is designed to provide skills for students wishing to enter the workforce, university or further training in areas that require a sound level of numeracy and mathematical understanding. Such areas could include nursing, childcare and administration.

Workload expectation

Mathematical Applications requires commitment and a positive work ethic to complete the required tasks in class and a suitable homework or study regime to consolidate learning. Take home assignments and a suitable level of study before tests and examinations are also required to be completed outside of class hours.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1: Mathematical Applications

2

Unit 2: Mathematical Applications

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1: Mathematical Applications

2

Unit 2: Mathematical Applications

3

Unit 3: Mathematical Applications

4

Unit 4: Mathematical Applications

Unit descriptions

Unit 1: Mathematical Applications

Consumer Arithmetic, Algebra and Matrices, and Shape and Measurement.

Unit 2: Mathematical Applications

Univariate Data and the Statistical Investigation Process, Linear Equations and their Graphs, and Applications of Trigonometry.

Unit 3: Mathematical Applications

Bivariate Data Analysis, Growth and Decay in Sequences and Graphs and Networks.

Unit 4: Mathematical Applications

Time series analysis, Loans, Investments and Annuities and Networks and Decision Matrices.