# Mathematics Applications ATAR

### What is ATAR Mathematics Applications all about?

Mathematics Applications is an ATAR course which provides opportunities for students to develop systematic strategies and use mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions in their daily lives.

Applications provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts, in a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings.

### Who should select these units in Year 11?

This course is designed for students who have a wide range of educational and employment aspirations including continuing studies at university or TAFE.

It is recommended that students have achieved a B or C grade in year 10 mathematics.

Students wanting to select ATAR Mathematics Applications will need to have successfully passed the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) in Year 10 or prequalified by achieving Band 8 or higher in the Year 9 NAPLAN.

### Pathway

This course leads into Mathematics Applications units 3 and 4.

### Areas of Study

UNIT 1 – TITLE

• Consumer arithmetic
• Rate and percentage change
• Earning and managing money
• Algebra and matrices
• Similarity of shapes
• Simple and compound geometric shapes

UNIT 2 – TITLE

• Univariate data
• Statistical investigations
• Applications of trigonometry
• Elevation, depression and bearings in navigation
• Linear equations
• Graphing

To provide for different learning styles a variety of assessment tasks are used. For each course of study tasks are selected from:

• Response (tests)
• Investigations
• Examinations

### What is ATAR Mathematics Applications all about?

Mathematics Applications is an ATAR course which provides opportunities for students to develop systematic strategies and use mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions in their daily lives.

Applications provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts, in a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings.

### Who should select these units in Year 12?

This course is designed for students who have a wide range of educational and employment aspirations including continuing studies at university or TAFE.

It is recommended that students studying Unit 3 and Unit 4 have successfully completed Applications Unit 1 and Unit 2. An understanding of the Year 11 content is assumed knowledge for students in Year 12.

### Areas of Study

UNIT 3

• Bivariate data analysis
• Growth and decay in sequences
• Graphs and networks

UNIT 4

• Time series analysis
• Loans, investments and annuities
• Networks and decision mathematics

To provide for different learning styles a variety of assessment tasks are used. For each course of study tasks are selected from:

• Response (tests)
• Investigations
• Examinations