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Course Description

Semester 1

Students study the following areas:

  • Rational and irrational numbers with fractional indices
  • Logarithms and log laws
  • Quadratics
  • Hyperbolas
  • Monic and non-monic quadratic expressions
  • Polynomials
  • Problem-solving

This course also covers:

  • Circle theorems
  • Exponentials
  • Exponential functions
  • Non-right trigonometry
  • Periodic phenomenon

Semester 2 (this course must be studied in conjunction with Mathematics Pre Methods A)

Students undertake studies of polynomials and apply remainder theorem. In Pure Maths students are required to describe, interpret and sketch parabolas, hyperbolas, circle and exponentials and their transposition.

Students learn about factorising monic and non-monic quadratic expressions and solve a wide range of quadratic equations. Students also look at statistics and probabilities using technology for bivariate data sets.

Finally students look at doing proofs and apply angle and chord properties of circles.

A TI84 graphic calculator is required for this course.

Assessment Type & Weighting

Investigation 25%
Skills and Application Tasks  75%

Semester Offered

Semesters 1 & 2


Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.