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NSW Syllabuses

Mathematics Standard Stage 6 - Year 12 Standard 1 - Algebra Topic: Algebra

Outcomes

A student:

  • MS1-12-1

    uses algebraic and graphical techniques to evaluate and construct arguments in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts

  • MS1-12-6

    represents the relationships between changing quantities in algebraic and graphical forms

  • MS1-12-9

    chooses and uses appropriate technology effectively and recognises appropriate times for such use

  • MS1-12-10

    uses mathematical argument and reasoning to evaluate conclusions, communicating a position clearly to others

Related Life Skills outcomes: MALS6-1, MALS6-7, MALS6-8, MALS6-13, MALS6-14

Topic Focus

Algebra involves the use of symbols to represent numbers or quantities and to express relationships, using mathematical models and applications.

Knowledge of algebra enables the modelling of a problem conceptually so that it is simpler to solve, before returning the solution to its more complex practical form.

Study of algebra is important in developing students’ reasoning skills and logical thought processes, as well as their ability to represent and solve problems.

Subtopics

MS-A3: Types of Relationships