Subject Details - 10 Mathematics A

Subject Length1 semester
DescriptionThe mathematics curriculum focuses on developing and refining proficiency in fluency, understanding, reasoning and problem-solving skills. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar contexts by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.

Numeracy skills are developed and reinforced through inquiry tasks, problem solving activities and the use of the online educational program Mathletics.

Students reflect regularly on their learning through Quick Writes and Learning Logs.

This is an additional and compulsory semester of Mathematics for students intending to study Mathematical Methods and/or Specialist Mathematics at Stage 1.
TopicsTopics are covered under the three Content Strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

In Number and Algebra the focus is on understanding fractional indices, logarithms, polynomials and the remainder theorem and non-linear relationships and their transformations.

In Measurement and Geometry students solve problems involving surface area and volume of pyramids, cones, spheres and composite solids, formulate proofs for and use properties of circles and solve problems for any triangle using the sine and cosine rule.

Statistics and Probability involves calculating and interpreting the mean and standard deviation of data and comparing data sets, as well as using technology to investigate bivariate numerical data sets.
AssessmentStudents are assessed against the Australian Curriculum achievement standards:

o Content
o Proficiency
Suggested Prior LearningAn A in Year 9 Mathematics.
Additional InformationExcursions may cost extra. Replacement stationery may be required.
All students are expected to purchase a Scientific Calculator prior to the commencement of the course