Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No (Applied subject)
How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4
What is Essential Mathematics ?
Essential Mathematics’ major domains are Number, Data, Location and time, Measurement and Finance.
Essential Mathematics benefits students because they develop skills that go beyond the traditional ideas of numeracy.
Students develop their conceptual understanding when they undertake tasks that require them to connect mathematical concepts, operations and relations. They learn to recognise definitions, rules and facts from everyday mathematics and data, and to calculate using appropriate mathematical processes.
Students interpret and use mathematics to make informed predictions and decisions about personal and financial priorities. This is achieved through an emphasis on estimation, problemsolving and reasoning, which develops students into thinking citizens.
What makes a student suited to Essential Mathematics ?
 Students who achieve success in Essential Mathematics are those who:
 Require numeracy development rather than formal mathematics for future pathways
 Find mathematics difficult and required support for success in Junior Mathematics
 Struggle with examinations
What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?
Nil
What is the cost of this subject?
What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?
 Scientific Calculator
 BYOD laptop
 A4 exercise book for class use
 Internet Access for digital textbook access
What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?
  Unit Overviews  Assessment  Year 10
 Semester 1
 Statistics Mensuration (Measurement) Pythagoras and trigonometry Geometric proofs  Summative internal assessment 1 • Problemsolving and modelling task Summative internal assessment 2: • End of semester examination   Semester 2
 Financial mathematics Probability Number  Summative internal assessment 3 • Exam/Problemsolving and modelling task Summative internal assessment 4: • End of semester examination  Year 11  Unit 1  Number, data and graphs • Fundamental topic: Calculations • Number • Representing data • Graphs  Formative internal assessment 1: • Problemsolving and modelling task Formative internal assessment 2: • Examination   Unit 2  Money, travel and data • Fundamental topic: Calculations • Managing money • Time and motion • Data collection  Formative internal assessment 3: • Problemsolving and modelling task Formative internal assessment 4: • Examination  Year 12  Unit 3  Measurement, scales and data • Fundamental topic: Calculations • Measurement • Scales, plans and models • Summarising and comparing data  Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): • Problemsolving and modelling task Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): • Common internal assessment (CIA)   Unit 4  Graphs, chance and loans • Fundamental topic: Calculations • Bivariate graphs • Probability and relative frequencies • Loans and compound interest  Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): • Problemsolving and modelling task Summative internal assessment (IA4): • Examination

