General Mathematics (A) is aimed at providing an understanding of the Mathematics which is needed in the workplace and for everyday living, and which is necessary for a more complete understanding for those parts of Mathematics which increasingly pervade modern life such as Statistics and the Mathematics of Finance.
General Mathematics can be studied as a Minor or a Major.
- A satisfactory standard in Year 10 Mathematics.
GENERAL MATHEMATICS 1
Earning Money, Units of Measurement, Right-angled Triangles. Applications of Area and Volume, Basic Algebra Skills, Statistics and Society.
GENERAL MATHEMATICS 2
Data Collection and Sampling, Modelling Linear Relationships, Investing Money, Displaying Single Data Sets, Summary Statistics.
GENERAL MATHEMATICS 3
Credit and Borrowing, Further Applications of Area and Volume, Applications of Trigonometry, Interpreting Sets of Data, Multi-stage events.
GENERAL MATHEMATICS 4
Applications of Probability, Depreciation, The Normal Distribution, Correlation, Spherical Geometry.
Students studying General Mathematics are required to have a scientific calculator with statistical functions
Students requiring help with any aspect of their courses are encouraged to attend Mathematics Tutorials conducted during the lunch period on alternate days of the week.