Somerville Secondary College

Mathematical Methods

Mathematical Methods CAS provides students with a range of mathematical techniques that are commonly used in analytical and problem solving situations. Students are exposed to opportunities to apply mathematical techniques, routines and processes involving Rational and Real Arithmetic, Algebraic Manipulation, Equation Solving, Graph Sketching, Calculus and Theoretical Probability with and without the use of technology. The appropriate use of Computer Algebra System (CAS) technology to support and develop the teaching and learning of Mathematics, and in related assessments, is incorporated throughout the course and is required for the successful completion of the course. The study comprises four units: 1: Functions and Graphs, 2: Algebra, 3: Rates of Change and Calculus, and 4: Probability.