This is a mandatory course in Stage 5. There are 3 pathways available to students, Stage 5.1, Stage 5.2 and Stage 5.3.
Stage 5.1 content builds on knowledge and skills from Stage 4 and provides the opportunity for students to experience some of the applications of mathematics to their lives.
Stage 5.2 content extends the knowledge and skills achieved in Stage 5.1. A sound grasp of Stage 4 concepts and skills is needed.
Stage 5.3 is the most challenging level of mathematics, is the most abstract and is designed for those students capable of achieving all or most of the outcomes for Stages 5.1 and 5.2. Stage 5.3 contains and extends the skills and knowledge acquired in Stages 5.1 and 5.2, requiring students to develop their reasoning abilities to greater extent than for Stage 5.2.
In all three pathways, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding about:
Working Mathematically (the process strand) through inquiry, application of problem solving strategies including the selection and use of appropriate technology, communication, reasoning and reflection.
Students will also develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the 3 content strands:
• Number and Algebra - develop efficient strategies for numerical calculation and algebraic techniques;
• Measurement and Geometry - identifying and quantifying the attributes of shapes and objects and applying measurement strategies
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills are integrated into all Stage 5 pathways.
Preparation for Years 11 and 12 (Stage 6):
Stage 5.1 – only very capable Stage 5.1 students could proceed to the Preliminary General Mathematics course. Stage 5.1 does not provide a basis for Preliminary Mathematics (2-Unit), Preliminary Extension, HSC Mathematics (2-Unit), or HSC Extensions 1 and 2 in Stage 6.
Stage 5.2 - is a good basis for General Mathematics in Stage 6.
Stage 5.3 – is a good basis for all levels of Stage 6 Mathematics.
School based assessment will assess individual achievement of the knowledge and skills developed over Stage 5.
Head Teacher: Jennifer Johnston 93830451