Mathematics – Year 10

Staff contact

Chris Jantke cjantke@navigator.sa.edu.au

 

Assumed knowledge or Required/recommended background:

Successful completion of the Year 9 Mathematics course is required. Students and parents will receive a recommendation from their Year 9 teacher regarding which Mathematics course they are advised to attempt.

 

Senior Maths at Navigator 2017

Senior School pathways in Mathematics

 

Course outlines:

Mathematics (General)

This course prepares students to pursue either General Mathematics or Essential Mathematics at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of SACE. It is intended for students who do not wish to attempt Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics at Stage 2. The course aims to develop students’ understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills in number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. The course focuses on areas that lead to the General Mathematics and Essential Mathematics pathways.

 

Mathematics (Standard and Extension)

This course prepares students to pursue Stage 1 Mathematics and also acts as a preparation for Stage 1 Specialist Mathematics for some students. It is intended for students who may wish to attempt Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics at Stage 2. The course aims to develop students’ understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills in number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. The course focuses on areas that lead to the Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics pathways at Stage 1. Therefore, greater emphasis is placed on aspects covered in the 10A Australian Curriculum course (see below).

 

Course content:

Both courses follow the Australian Curriculum and both courses include the following topics:

Money and financial mathematics*

Patterns and algebra#

Linear and non-linear relationships#

Using units of measurement*

Geometric reasoning

Pythagoras and trigonometry

Chance

Data representation and interpretation

# indicates greater emphasis in Mathematics (Standard and Extension)

* indicates greater emphasis in Mathematics (General)

 

Assessment:

Assessment will use the A – E Australian Curriculum framework.

 

Any other subject specific information

Both classes prepare students for General Mathematics at Stage 1 and Stage 2 and hence both are suitable for students wishing to achieve an ATAR upon the completion of their SACE. The differences between the courses are mainly due to time differences spent on specific units. The Mathematics (Standard and Extension) course focuses more on aspects that are continued in the Mathematics (Stage 1) course and the Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics courses at Stage 2.