Mathematics

2009 was the first year of implementation. The first WACE examinations for Mathematics were conducted in 2010.

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Course Summary

The Mathematics course has been created to offer all senior secondary students the opportunity to advance their mathematical skills, to build and use mathematical models, to solve problems, to learn how to conjecture and to reason logically, and to gain an appreciation of the elegance, beauty and creative nature of mathematics. Students use numbers and symbols to represent many situations in the world around them. They examine how mathematical methods associated with number, algebra and calculus allow for precise, strong conclusions to be reached, providing a form of argument not available to other disciplines.

The Mathematics course allows for multiple entry points to accommodate the diversity of students' mathematics development at the point of entry into senior school as well as the diversity of post school destinations.

Students can choose units based on their particular need: to develop their general mathematical skills for further training or employment, to enable university entry where further mathematics may not be essential, to prepare them for university courses where further mathematics studies is required or for preparation for higher level training in technical areas.

Syllabus

For teaching 2013 and 2014
(478 Kb)  (1326 Kb)  Course Accredited March 2008 (updated November 2013) 
(7 Kb)   Course syllabus refinements summary
(652 Kb) (682 Kb) Scope and Sequence (updated June 2013)

Assessment and Other Support Materials

Guide to Grades

Resource lists
(23 Kb) (254 Kb) Introduction (uploaded 20/09/12)
(21 Kb) (256 Kb) Print (uploaded 20/09/12)
(186 Kb) (311 Kb) Websites - Chance and Data (uploaded 20/09/12)
(155 Kb) (283 Kb) Websites - Number and algebra and Space and measurement (uploaded 20/09/12)
(245 Kb) (350 Kb) Combined (uploaded 20/09/12)

(227 Kb) Grade descriptors 1A (uploaded prior to 21/12/12)
(204 Kb) Grade descriptors 1B/1C (uploaded prior to 21/12/12)
(225 Kb) Grade descriptors 1D/1E (uploaded prior to 21/12/12)
(271 Kb) Grade descriptors 2A/2B (uploaded prior to 21/12/12)
(233 Kb) Grade descriptors 2C/2D (uploaded prior to 21/12/12)
(190 Kb) Grade descriptors 3A/3B (uploaded prior to 21/12/12)
(484 Kb) Grade descriptors 3C/3D (uploaded prior to 21/12/12)
(20 Kb)   (87 Kb) Revised unit pathways visual organiser (uploaded prior to 21/12/12)
(24 Kb)   (48 Kb) Calculators in WACE examinations (uploaded 27/04/12)

Examination Materials

(168 Kb) 2A/2B Formula sheets for examinations 2014 (uploaded 21/02/14)
(183 Kb) 2C/2D Formula sheets for examinations 2014 (uploaded 21/02/14)
(179 Kb) 3A/3B Formula sheets for examinations 2014 (uploaded 21/02/14)
(202 Kb) 3C/3D Formula sheets for examinations 2014 (uploaded 21/02/14)


 

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