# VCE Units 1 & 2 - Specialist Mathematics

## VCE Units 1 & 2 - Specialist Mathematics

### Overview

Specialist Mathematics is a course designed to challenge students, complement, and consolidate material covered in Mathematical Methods 1 & 2. This study should prepare them for the more demanding Unit 3 & 4 Specialist Mathematics course at Year 12. Students who undertake Specialist Mathematics Units 1 & 2 will benefit from the consolidation of skills also required in Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2.

### Unit 1

At the end of Unit 1 students are expected to have covered the material in the areas of study: ‘Algebra, number and structure’ and ‘Discrete mathematics’. Concepts from these areas of study will be further developed and used in Unit 2, as well as in Units 3 and 4.

*Areas of Study:*

- Algebra, number, and structure
- Discrete mathematics

### Unit 2

At the end of Unit 2 students are expected to have covered the material in the areas of studies: ‘Data analysis, probability and statistics’, ‘Space and measurement’, ‘Algebra, number and structure’ and ‘Functions, relations and graphs.’

*Areas of Study:*

- Data analysis, probability, and statistics
- Space and measurement
- Algebra, number, and structure
- Functions, relations, and graphs

### Forms of Assessment

- All topics will be assessed using a test, application task, or Mathematical investigation
- Examination: Technology and Non-Technology Examinations

### Prerequisites and Corequisites

- Students intending to undertake Specialist Mathematics Units 1 & 2 require a very sound background in Mathematics from Year 10 Advanced Mathematics.
- The study of Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 is assumed as a co-requisite.