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NSW Syllabuses

Mathematics Standard 2 Stage 6 Course Description

Course No: TBC

2 units Year 11 (Preliminary) and Year 12 (HSC).
Board Developed Course.

Prerequisites:

The Mathematics Standard 2 Year 11 course has been developed on the assumption that students have studied the content and achieved the outcomes of the NSW Mathematics Years 7–10 Syllabus and in particular, the content and outcomes of all substrands of Stage 5.1 and the following substrands of Stage 5.2:

  • Area and surface area
  • Financial mathematics
  • Linear relationships
  • Non-linear relationships
  • Right-angled triangles (Trigonometry)
  • Single variable data analysis
  • Volume
  • some content from Equations
  • some content from Probability.

Exclusions:

Students may not study any other Stage 6 mathematics Year 11 course in conjunction with the Mathematics Standard Year 11 course, or any other Stage 6 mathematics Year 12 course in conjunction with the Mathematics Standard 2 Year 12 course.

Students who have followed the Mathematics Standard  pathway in Year 11 are encouraged to study the Mathematics Standard 1 Year 12 course.

Course description

  • The Mathematics Standard Year 11 course is a common course for all students studying the Mathematics Standard syllabus. In Year 12 students can elect to study either the Mathematics Standard 1 Year 12 course or the Mathematics Standard 2 Year 12 course.
  • All students studying the Mathematics Standard 2 course will sit for an HSC examination.
  • All students studying the Mathematics Standard course in Stage 6 will have the opportunity to enhance their numeracy skills and capabilities. The content of the course aligns with Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework.

The study of Mathematics Standard 2 in Stage 6:

  • enables students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in working mathematically and in communicating concisely and precisely
  • provides opportunities for students to consider various applications of mathematics in a broad range of contemporary contexts through the use of mathematical modelling and use these models to solve problems related to their present and future needs
  • provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of and skills in further aspects of mathematics for concurrent HSC studies
  • provides an appropriate mathematical background for students entering the workforce or undertaking further tertiary training.

Content

The Mathematics Standard Year 11 course comprises of four Topics, with the Topics divided into Subtopics. The Mathematics Standard 2 Year 12 course content includes the same four Topics and the additional Topic of Networks. The Topics and Subtopics are:

Year 11

Topic: Algebra

  • Formulae and Equations
  • Linear Relationships

Topic: Measurement

  • Applications of Measurement
  • Working with Time

Topic: Financial Mathematics

  • Money Matters

Topic: Statistical Analysis

  • Data Analysis
  • Relative Frequency and Probability

Year 12

Topic: Algebra

  • Types of Relationships

Topic: Measurement

  • Non-right-angled Trigonometry
  • Rates and Ratios

Topic: Financial Mathematics

  • Investments and Loans
  • Annuities

Topic: Statistical Analysis

  • Bivariate Data Analysis
  • The Normal Distribution

Topic: Networks

  • Network Concepts
  • Critical Path Analysis