The aim is to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts and apply skills to solve mathematical problems. Students should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary for employment .
Students who have found it difficult to achieve satisfactory results in one or both semesters of Year 9 Mathematics should consider this course. This course leads to VCE-VM Numeracy at Year 11.
Units studied will include topics chosen from the following:
- The Mathematics of buying a car
- Collecting and analysing data
- Percentages, money and budgeting
- Geometry and measurement
- Catering and hospitality
- Computational skills
- Using technology
- Problem solving
Revision and consolidation of basic mathematical skills for everyday life.
Possible Assessment Tasks
Possible assessment tasks could include; assignments, tests, solutions to worked questions, summary/review notes, modelling tasks, problem-solving tasks and mathematical investigations. These may involve the appropriate use of technology (Scientific Calculator and/or Excel).
Apprenticeships in a variety of trades, hospitality, retail employments.