General 2

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 2

 

 

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  2

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 2 Course Content

Hours shown are indicative only.

 

Strands - 80 hours

Financial Mathematics

FM4      Credit and borrowing

FM5      Annuities and loan repayments

Data and Statistics

DS4      Interpreting sets of data

DS5      The normal distribution

DS6      Sampling and populations

Measurement

MM4      Further applications of area and volume

MM5      Applications of trigonometry

MM6      Spherical geometry

Probability

PB2       Multistage events and applications of probability

Algebra and Modelling

AM3      Further algebraic skills and techniques

AM4      Modelling linear relationships

AM5      Modelling non-linear relationships

 

Focus Studies - 80 hours

Mathematics and Health

FSHe1  Body measurements

FSHe2  Medication

FSHe3  Life expectancy

Mathematics and Resources

FSRe1  Water availability and usage

FSRe2  Dams, land and catchment areas

FSRe3  Energy and sustainability

Total indicative hours - 120 hours

 

HSC Course - Assessment Schedule - Mathematics General 2

 

             A.         Course Components.

                         Component A is a measure of the level of a students' understanding and skills in each of the content areas of the syllabus.

                         Component B is a measure of a student's ability to apply these skills in appropriate settings.

 

             B.         Assessment

 

 

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

MG2H-1 MG2H-2

MG2H-3 MG2H-5 MG2H-6MG2H-7

MG2H-9  MG2H-10

MG2H-VA

Knowledge

Understanding

50

7.5

15

7.5

20

MG2H-2MG2H-3 MG2H-4 MG2H 5 MG2H-6 MG2H-7 MG2H-8 MG2H-9

Skills

50

7.5

15

7.5

20

MARKS

100

15

30

15

40

Outcomes Assessed by Task

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA 

 

 

 

GENERAL 2 MATHEMATICS - OUTCOMES

 

 

MG2H-1 uses mathematics and statistics to evaluate and construct arguments in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts

MG2H-2 analyses representations of data in order to make inferences, predictions and conclusions

MG2H-3 makes predictions about situations based on mathematical models, including those involving cubic, hyperbolic or exponential functions

MG2H-4 analyses two-dimensional and three-dimensional models to solve practical problems, including those involving spheres and non-right-angled triangles

MG2H-5 interprets the results of measurements and calculations and makes judgements about reasonableness, including the degree of accuracy of measurements and calculations and the conversion to appropriate units

MG2H-6 makes informed decisions about financial situations, including annuities and loan repayments

MG2H-7 answers questions requiring statistical processes, including the use of the normal distribution, and the correlation of bivariate data

MG2H-8 solves problems involving counting techniques, multistage events and expectation

MG2H-9 chooses and uses appropriate technology to locate and organise information from a range of contexts

MG2H-10 uses mathematical argument and reasoning to evaluate conclusions drawn from other sources, communicating a position clearly to others, and justifies a response

MG2H-VA appreciates the importance of mathematics in everydaylife and its usefulness in contributing to society