# VCE Units 1 & 2 - Foundation Mathematics

## VCE Units 1 & 2 - Foundation Mathematics

### Overview

Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2 provide 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 relevant to contemporary society.

### Unit 1: Foundation Mathematics

Students consolidate mathematical foundations, further develop their knowledge and capability to plan and conduct activities independently and collaboratively, communicate their mathematical ideas, and acquire mathematical knowledge to make informed decisions in their lives.

*Areas of Study (for both units)*

- Algebra, number, and structure
- Data analysis, probability, and statistics
- Discrete mathematics
- Space and measurement

### Unit 2: Foundation Mathematics

Students extend their depth in the application of mathematics to solve practical problems from contexts present in students’ familiar situations.

*Outcomes (for both units) *

- Students should be able to use and apply a range of mathematical concepts, skills, and procedures to solve practical problems
- Students can apply mathematical processes in open-ended aspects requiring investigative, modelling, or problem-solving techniques
- Students can apply computational thinking and use technology to produce results and carry out analysis

### Forms of Assessment

- Chapter questions
- Tests
- Problem-solving tasks
- Mathematical investigations
- Semester exams

### Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students are expected to have satisfied the work requirements of Year 10 Mathematics.