Year 10
Year 10
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Mathematics for Work

Overview

This subject offers students the opportunity to formalise mathematical skills they will use in the work place. Each semester will introduce students to the basic concepts involved in mathematics and its impact on their daily life; common examples include department store discounts, credit card costs, mobile phone plans, computations associated with tax returns and other common financial forms. Topical issues such as electricity consumption and costs may be used as contexts for students to study. How much does it cost to operate your television? How much does your refrigerator cost to run? Energy saving light globes, are they a worthwhile investment? A myriad of investigations and opportunities exist in this flexible course structure. Mathematics for Work is a modified course designed to meet the needs of the students.  Mathematics for Work is an achievable option for students who are not interested in studying VCE mathematics through to year 12. Upon successful completion of Mathematics for Work students may choose to study VCAL numeracy or VCE Foundation mathematics.

Structure

Mathematics for Work is a modified course designed to meet the needs of the students. Mathematics for Work is an achievable option for students who are not interested in studying VCE mathematics through to year 12. Upon successful completion of Mathematics for Work students may choose to study VCAL numeracy or VCE Foundation mathematics. Foundation Mathematics is a VCE mathematics is designed to meet the needs of the students undertaking the subject, it is however terminal at year 11.

Assessment

  • Research project
  • Class work and application
  • Structured questions
  • Use of technology

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