General 1

Preliminary Mathematics General Course Content*

Hours shown are indicative only.

 

Strands - 80 hours

Financial Mathematics

FM1       Earning and managing money

FM2       Investing money

FM3       Taxation

Data and Statistics

DS1       Statistics and society, data collection and sampling

DS2       Displaying and interpreting single data sets

DS3       Summary statistics

Measurement

MM1      Units of measurement and applications

MM2      Applications of perimeter, area and volume

MM3      Similarity of two-dimensional figures, right-angled triangles

Probability

PB1       Relative frequency and probability

Algebra and Modelling

AM1       Algebraic manipulation

AM2       Interpreting linear relationships

 

Focus Studies - 40 hours

Mathematics and Communication

FSCo1   Mobile phone plans

FSCo2   Digital download and file storage

Mathematics and Driving

FSDr1    Costs of purchase and insurance

FSDr2    Running costs and depreciation

FSDr3    Safety

Total indicative hours - 120 hours

 

Preliminary Course - Assessment Schedule - Mathematics General 1

 

 

Task

Time

Components  (Type of Task)

Outcomes

Weight

 

1

 

Week 8

Term   1

 

Written test and/or investigation

 

MGP-1 MGP-2 MGP-3 MGP-9 MGP-10 MGP-VA

 

15

 

2

 

Week 5

Term   2

 

HALF YEARLY EXAM

 

 

 

 

MGP-1 MGP-2 MGP-3 MGP-6 MGP-7 MGP-9 MGP-10 MGP-VA

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

3

 

Week 2

Term   3

 

Written test and

And Practical Task

 

 

MGP-8 MGP-9

 

 

25

 

 

4

 

Week 9

Term   3

 

YEARLY EXAM

 

 

MGP-1 MGP-2 MGP-3 MGP-4 MGP-5 MGP-6 MGP-7 MGP-8 MGP-9 MGP-10 MGP-VA

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

             TOTAL

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Course Outcomes                    MATHEMATICS  GENERAL  1

A student:

 

 

MGP-1
uses mathematics and statistics to compare alternative solutions to contextual problems

MGP-2
represents information in symbolic, graphical and tabular form

MGP-3
represents the relationships between changing quantities in algebraic and graphical form

MGP-4
performs calculations in relation to two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures

MGP-5
demonstrates awareness of issues in practical measurement, including accuracy, and the choice of relevant units

MGP-6
models financial situations relevant to the student's current life using appropriate tools

MGP-7
determines an appropriate form of organisation and representation of collected data

MGP-8
performs simple calculations in relation to the likelihood of familiar events

MGP-9
uses appropriate technology to organise information from a limited range of practical and everyday contexts

MGP-10
justifies a response to a given problem using appropriate mathematical terminology

MGP-VA
develops a positive attitude to mathematics and appreciates its capacity to provide enjoyment and recreation.

 

 

HSC Mathematics General 1 Course Content

Hours shown are indicative only.

 

Strands - 40 hours

Financial Mathematics

FM4CEC        Credit cards

Data and Statistics

DS4CEC         Distributions

DS5CEC         Interpreting sets of data

DS6CEC         Working with statistics

Measurement

MM4CEC       Further applications of area and volume

Probability

PB2CEC         Multistage events and applications of probability

Algebra and Modelling

AM3CEC        Further algebraic skills

AM4CEC        Modelling with functions

 

Focus Studies - 80 hours

 Mathematics and Design

FSDe1CEC    Scale drawings and house plans

FSDe2CEC    Design

Mathematics and Household Finance

FSHo1CEC    Accommodation costs: buying and renting

FSHo2CEC    Costs of running a household, maintenance, and repairs

Mathematics and the Human Body

FSHu1CEC    Blood

FSHu2CEC    Body measurements

FSHu3CEC    Lung capacity

Mathematics and Personal Resource Usage

FSPe1CEC     Water usage and collection

FSPe2CEC     Electricity

FSPe3CEC     Sustainability and energy-efficient housing

Total indicative hours - 120 hours

 

HSC Course - Assessment Schedule - Mathematics General 1

 

Outcomes which relate to the areas of study

Components

Weightings (Syllabus)

%

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Date

End T4 Yr11

Date

End T1

Yr12

Date

Mid T2

Yr12

Date

Early T3

Yr12

AT1

Written test

 

AT2

Half Yearly

2.5 hours

AT3

Written test

 

AT4

Trial HSC

2.5 hours

MG1H-1 MG1H-2

MG1H-3 MG1H-5 MG1H-6 MG1H-7

MG1H-9 MG1H-10

MG1H-VA

Knowledge

Understanding

50

7.5

15

7.5

20

MG1H-2

MG1H-3 MG1H-4

MG1H-5MG1H-6

MG1H-7 MG1H-8

MG1H-9

Skills

50

7.5

15

7.5

20

MARKS

100

15

30

15

40

Outcomes Assessed by Task

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

GENERAL 1 MATHEMATICS - OUTCOMES

 

MG1H-1 uses mathematics and statistics to evaluate and construct arguments in a range of familiar contexts

MG1H-2 analyses representations of data in order to make predictions

MG1H-3 makes predictions about everyday situations based on simple mathematical models

MG1H-4 analyses simple two-dimensional and three-dimensional models to solve practical problems

MG1H-5 interprets the results of measurements and calculations and makes judgements about reasonableness, including the conversion to appropriate units

MG1H-6 makes informed decisions about financial situations likely to be encountered post-school

MG1H-7 develops and carries out simple statistical processes to answer questions posed

MG1H-8 solves problems involving uncertainty using basic counting techniques

MG1H-9 chooses and uses appropriate technology to organise information from a range of practical and everyday contexts

MG1H-10 uses mathematical argument and reasoning to evaluate conclusions drawn from other sources, communicating a position clearly to others

MG1H-VA appreciates the importance of mathematics in everydaylife and its usefulness in contributing to society