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Course Description

Mathematical Methods provides the foundation for further study in mathematics, economics, computer sciences, and the sciences. This course prepares students for courses and careers that may involve the use of statistics, such as health or social sciences. When studied together with Specialist Mathematics, this course can be a pathway to engineering, physical science, and laser physics, medicine and veterinary sciences.

Mathematical Methods develops an increasingly complex and sophisticated understanding of calculus and statistics. By using functions and their derivatives and integrals, and by mathematically modelling physical processes, students develop a deep understanding of the physical world through a sound knowledge of relationships involving rates of change.

Students use statistics to describe and analyse phenomena that involve uncertainty and variation.

A TI84+CE graphic calculator is required for this course.

Assessment Type & Weighting

Investigation 20%
External Examination  30%
Skills and Applications Tasks 50%

Semester Offered

Full Year


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.