# VCE Units 3 & 4 - Foundation Mathematics

## VCE Units 3 & 4 - Foundation Mathematics

### Overview

Foundation Mathematics Units 3 and 4 provide students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts for a range of workplace, personal, further learning, community, and global settings relevant to contemporary society.

### Unit 3: Foundation Mathematics

Students study content that includes number operations, equations and formulas including interpolation and extrapolation, ratio and variation, accuracy in measurement, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, capacity, scales, views of objects, floor plans, symmetry, transformations, and projections.

*Areas of Study (for both units)*

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

### Unit 4: Foundation Mathematics

Students extend their study to include data calculations, analysing data, investing money, and borrowing money, financial risk, running a business, paying tax and super, finances from a global perspective.

*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 to solve practical problems from a range of everyday and real-life contexts
- 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

- Mathematical investigations
- End of year examination

### Prerequisites and Corequisites

Assumed knowledge and skills for Foundation Mathematics Units 3 and 4 are contained in Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2 and will be drawn on in the development of related content from the areas of study, and key knowledge and key skills for the outcomes.