## VCE SPECIALIST MATHS

**SPECIALIST MATHS UNIT 1/2**

**Students must have been highly successful in Year 10 Extension Mathematics and have achieved high GAT results.**

This subject must be taken in conjunction with Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2.

Specialist Mathematics is required by students needing a strong Mathematical background for entry into University. Some University courses may give bonus to ATAR for this subject.

Specialist Mathematics consists of the following areas of study:

- Algebra and Structure
- Arithmetic and Number
- Discrete Mathematics
- Geometry
- Measurement and Trigonometry
- Graphs of linear and non-linear relations
- Statistics

In undertaking these units, students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving:

- Rational, real and complex arithmetic
- Sets, lists and tables
- Diagrams and geometric constructions
- Algebraic manipulation
- Equations
- Graphs with and without the use of technology

A CAS calculator is** ESSENTIAL** for this subject.

**SPECIALIST MATHS 3/4**

**Students must have passed Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 and have high assessment task results.**

This subject *must be taken *in conjunction with Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4.

Specialist Mathematics is required by students needing a strong Mathematical background for entry into University. Some University courses may give bonus to ATAR for this subject.

Specialist Mathematics consists of the following areas of study:

- Functions and Graphs
- Algebra
- Calculus
- Vectors
- Mechanics
- Probability
- Statistics

Students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes, involving:

- Arithmetic
- Algebraic manipulation
- Diagrams
- Geometric constructions
- Solving equations
- Graph sketching
- Differentiation
- Integration related to the areas of study both with and without the use of technology

A CAS calculator is **ESSENTIA**L for this subject.