The purpose of this text is to assist Year 11 students with their preparation for tests and examinations in the Specialist Mathematics course for Western Australia.
- The Syllabus Checklist indicates to students which skills they must have acquired and the objectives they need to meet under each of the major headings of the course.
- The Worked Examples are presented in a detailed manner, with brief notes and explanations being used to amplify the understanding for the particular question. Some of these worked examples could be used in the written notes that students are permitted to take into an examination.
- The Problems to Solve section in each chapter provides students with a broad range of questions without the repetitive nature of problems usually associated with a course textbook.
- The Trial Tests are an additional component to this text, and these allow students to familiarise themselves with examination questions. Suggested times are given for these tests, and students should be encouraged to adhere to these times to prepare properly for final examinations. Fully worked solutions are provided for students to receive immediate, accurate and useful feedback on their performance.
About the Units
Students examine three topics that complement the content of the course Mathematics Specialist. The proficiency strand Reasoning, of the F–10 curriculum is continued explicitly in the topic Geometry through a discussion of developing mathematical arguments. This topic also provides the opportunity to summarise and extend students’ studies in Euclidean Geometry, knowledge which is useful in the later study of topics such as vectors and complex numbers.
The topic Combinatorics provides techniques that are very useful in many areas of mathematics, including probability and algebra. The topic Vectors in the Plane provides new perspectives on working with two-dimensional space, and serves as an introduction to techniques which can be extended to three-dimensional space in Unit 3. These three topics considerably broaden students’ mathematical experience and therefore begin an awakening to the breadth and utility of the subject.
Students are introduced to three topics: Trigonometry, Matrices, and Real and Complex Numbers. The topic Trigonometry contains techniques that are used in other topics in both this unit and Units 3 and 4. Matrices provides new perspectives for working with two-dimensional space, while Real and Complex Numbers provides a continuation of the study of numbers. All of these topics develop students’ ability to construct mathematical arguments. The technique of proof by the principle of mathematical induction is introduced in this unit.
- UNIT 1
- 1. Counting Techniques
- 2. Vectors in the Plane I
- 3. Vectors in the Plane II
- 4. Geometry
- UNIT 2
- 5. Mathematical Proof and Reasoning
- 6. Trigonometry
- 7. Matrices
- 8. Complex Numbers
- TRIAL TESTS
- SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS
- SOLUTIONS TO TRIAL TESTS
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Year 11 ATAR Course Revision Series - Mathematics Specialist
Year 11 ATAR Course Revision Series - Mathematics Specialist provides a comprehensive set of revision/review questions for the year 11 Mathematics Specialist Units 1 & 2 course
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Year 11 ATAR Course Textbook - Mathematics Specialist
Year 11 ATAR Course Textbook - Mathematics Specialist is a comprehensive textbook for the year 11 Mathematics Specialist Units 1 & 2 course.
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|Product Type||Student Books,|
|Year Level||Year 11,|
|Author(s)||Gregory Hine & Neil McNab|
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