# Mathematics Essential General

### What is GENERAL Mathematics Essential all about?

Mathematics Essential is a General course which focuses on using mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions. It provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts for a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings.

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

Students wanting to select General Mathematics Essential 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 provides the opportunity for students to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.

Course Code : GEMAE

### Areas of Study

UNIT 1

Unit 1 provides students with the skills and understanding to solve problems relating to calculations, use of formulas, measurement and interpretation of graphs. Contexts include Earning and Managing Money and Nutrition and Health.

UNIT 2

Unit 2 is concerned with representing and comparing data, percentages, rates and ratios, and time and motion. Contexts are Transport and Independent living.

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 (Practical Applications)

### What is GENERAL Mathematics Essential all about?

Mathematics Essential is a General course which focuses on using mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions. It provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts for a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings.

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

Students wanting to select General Mathematics Essential 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.

This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.

### Areas of Study

UNIT 3

is concerned with providing students with the mathematical skills and understanding to solve problems related to measurement, scales, plans and models, drawing and interpreting graphs and data collection.

UNIT 4

is about providing students with the mathematical skills and understanding to solve problems related to probability, earth geometry and time zones, loans and compound interest.

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 (Practical Applications)