Year 11 Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2
Year 11 Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2 has a strong emphasis on using Mathematics in practical ways. Students will study mathematics that are encountered in everyday life, at home, work, and further learning.
You will apply techniques, routines and processes involving:
- Financial and consumer Mathematics
- Statistical Data
- Diagrams and geometric constructions
- Application of Equations and formulae
You will also learn to do these things with and without the use of technology.
Who is it for?
Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2 are designed as preparation for Foundation Mathematics Units 3 and 4.
This subject is also suitable if you do not intend to do Mathematics at Year 12.
These two units are appropriate for students to complete their VCE requirements
What do you do?
The structure of this course consists of weekly tasks, assignments and projects. These tasks are aimed at students achieving outcomes in a number of key knowledge and skills related to the Areas of Study.
Students should complete the weekly practice questions and must submit, weekly assessment questions and School Assessed Course work (SAC’s).
What skills do you need?
There is a strong emphasis on the use of Mathematics in practical contexts that are encountered in everyday life, at home, work and study. You will be expected to use a scientific calculator and Excel spreadsheet. There is also an expectation to use various programs to produce a variety of graphs.
What skills do you develop?
This subject will help you to develop relevant mental and by-hand approaches to estimation and computation. You will further develop skills in the use of technology with an emphasis on numerical, financial mathematics, geometric, symbolic and statistical measures.
Internet is needed to access this course. All work will be completed and submitted weekly via VSV online. This course will also be available as a hardcopy.
You will need the following materials:
- scientific calculator
- exercise book for your workings
- Graph book
Things to think about
The expected workload is 5 – 6 hours per week.
For both units you will need to complete:
- Practice questions.
- For Assessment, you will need to submit the weekly assessment questions.
- SAC’s (School Assessed Coursework)
- End of semester tests.
Things you can do now
Access the study design for Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2. It has a full list of the Areas of Study and the three outcomes that will be covered.