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General Mathematics

The study of General Mathematics provides opportunities for students to engage with concepts that will enable them to become mathematical thinkers in the real world. Students who choose this course wish to extend their mathematical skill beyond Year 10 but whose future pathways do not require abstract mathematics like Calculus.
General Mathematics incorporates a practical approach that equips learners for their needs as future citizens. Students will learn to ask appropriate questions, map out pathways, reason about complex solutions, set up models and communicate in different forms. They will experience the relevance of mathematics to society. They will use their knowledge of mathematics to develop a mathematical mindset to understand, analyse and take action in real-world issues.
The topics in this course reinforces prior knowledge and further develops Mathematics from Year 10. The major domains include Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics, Networks and Matrices. The use of this knowledge will find solutions in practical problems and explore real-world phenomena.
Enrolment into a Mathematics subject is compulsory.
To enrol in this course students are expected to have achieved:
  • An A-C in Year 10 Core Mathematics or
  • A-C in Year 10 Extension Maths
A course of study in General Mathematics is suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond school that lead to tertiary studies, vocational education or work. A course of study in General Mathematics can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of Business, Commerce, Education, Finance, IT, Social Science and the Arts.
For more information, please see the 2019 Curriculum Handbook.