# VCE Units 1 & 2 - General Mathematics

## VCE Units 1 & 2 - General Mathematics

### Overview

General Mathematics Units 1 and 2 cater for a range of student interests and provides preparation for the study of VCE General Mathematics at the Units 3 and 4 level. In Units 1 and 2, students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving rational and real arithmetic, sets, lists and tables, matrices, diagrams and geometric constructions, algebraic manipulation, recurrence relations, and equations and graphs.

### Unit 1: General Mathematics

Students study content that includes percentages and ratios, comparing data distributions, linear relations and modelling, sequences and finance, and matrices.

*Areas of Study (for both units) *

- Data analysis, probability, and statistics
- Algebra, number and structure
- Functions, relations and graphs
- Discrete mathematics

### Unit 2: General Mathematics

Students extend their study to include investigating relationships between two numerical variables, variation, graphs and networks, measurement, and trigonometry.

*Outcomes (for both units)*

- Students can define and explain key concepts as specified in the content from the areas of study, and apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures
- Students can apply mathematical processes in non-routine practical contexts, including situations with some open-ended aspects requiring investigative, modelling or problem-solving techniques or approaches, and analyse and discuss these applications of mathematics
- Students can apply computational thinking and use numerical, graphical, symbolic and statistical functionalities of technology to develop mathematical ideas, produce results and carry out analysis in practical situations requiring investigative, modelling or problem-solving techniques or approaches

### Forms of Assessment

- Chapter questions
- Formatives
- Modelling and problem-solving tasks
- SACs
- Mathematical investigations
- Semester exams

### Prerequisites and Corequisites

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