# VCE Unit 1 & 2 General Mathematics

## VCE Unit 1 & 2 General Mathematics

### Overview

Units 1 and 2 General Mathematics explores topics such as Statistical Data Analysis, Discrete Mathematics and Number & Algebra with a strong focus on routine techniques and processes involving mental arithmetic and the use of technology. These topics are explored in both units and provide a solid foundation of skills and preparation for the study of VCE General Mathematics at Units 3 and 4 level. *Please note: Under the VCE VM this subject is taken in place of Unit 1 and 2 Numeracy

### Unit 1 Areas of Study

Students study content that includes percentages and ratios, comparing and investigating 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 Areas of Study

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

*Areas of Study (for both units) *

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

### Forms of Assessment

Students will be assessed on their content knowledge, use of technology (CAS calculator) and ability to apply their knowledge and skills to modelling and problem-solving contexts, including real world applications.

Each topic studied will be assessed via either a topic test or investigation task and there will be two exams at the end of each unit (multiple choice and short answer).

### Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students intending to undertake General Mathematics Units 1 & 2 are expected to have satisfied the work requirements of Year 10 Mathematics.