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# Specialist Maths 3&4

## What i= s it and why should I do it?

Specialist Maths is a subject for students who like maths and want to ch= allenge themselves. Topics covered include Vectors, Complex Numbers, lots o= f Calculus, Mechanics (which involves forces and ideas from Physics) and St= atistics. The course builds on work done in Unit 1 &2 Specialist Maths = but is mainly new content. There is quite a bit of overlap between the Spec= ialist course and the maths done in first year University for students in p= hysics or engineering streams so if you are interested in these areas this = could be a subject to consider.

## How much = homework/study will I have?

All Unit 3 and 4 subjects require 3-5 hours of study per week.

Much of the essential practise exercise work will need to be completed f= or homework. It is expected that students will finish off work each night a= fter class, and more homework will be required studying for tests and SACs.=

## What contr= ibutes to my study score?

3 SACs and 2 end of year Exams

Sac 1 =E2=80=93 4 hour Application Task 17%

Sac 2 =E2=80=93 2 hour Problem Solving / Modelling Task 8.5%

Sac 3 =E2=80=93 2 hours Problem Solving / Modelling Task 8.5%

Exam 1 =E2=80=93 1 hour / Short Answer questions with no notes or CAS 22= %

Exam 2 =E2=80=93 2 hours / Multiple Choice and Extended Response Questio= ns with notes and CAS 44%

## How = do I satisfactorily complete the unit?

To pass any VCE unit you need to demonstrate that you have met the Outco= mes.

In Specialist Maths you meet the Outcomes primarily through your results= on diagnostic topic tests (which tell you how you are going but don=E2=80= =99t count towards your study score) and SACs.

Outcome 1: On the completion of each unit the student should be able to = define and explain key concepts as specified in the content from the areas = of study, and apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures= .

Outcome 2: On the completion of each unit the student should be able to = apply mathematical processes, with an emphasis on general cases, in non-rou= tine contexts, and analyse and discuss these applications of mathematics.&n= bsp;

Outcome 3: On completion of each unit the student should be able to sele= ct and appropriately use numerical, graphical, symbolic and statistical fun= ctionalities of technology to develop mathematical ideas, produce results a= nd carry out analysis in situations requiring problem-solving, modelling or= investigative techniques or approaches.

## Give = me all the details I want to know more:

VCAA Specialist Mathematics

PHSC Specialist Mathematics 3&4 W= iki Page

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