Mathematical Methods

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Brock Rogers

Mathematical Methods is designed for those who wish to further their study of mathematics, either for its own sake or in preparation for tertiary courses such as engineering, Science and Health Science, Business and Finance, or Information Technology. Topics include:


  • Differentiation and calculus,
  • Discrete random variables,
  • Integral calculus,
  • Logarithmic functions,
  • Continuous random variables and the normal distribution, and
  • Sampling and confidence intervals.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Skills and Applications Tasks (50%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Folio (20%)


External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%)


Mathematical Methods provides the foundation for further study in mathematics, economics, computer sciences, and the sciences. It prepares students for courses and careers that may involve the use of statistics, such as health or social sciences. When studied together with Specialist Mathematics, this subject can be a pathway to engineering, physical science, and laser physics.