Year 11 Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2
Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2 focus on providing students with the mathematical knowledge, skills, understanding and perseverance to solve problems in real contexts for a range of workplace, personal, further learning, and community settings relevant to everyday society.
Areas of Study
‘Algebra, number and structure’, ‘Data analysis, probability and statistics’, ‘Discrete mathematics’, and ‘Space and measurement’.
In undertaking these units, students are expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving integer, rational and real arithmetic, sets, lists and tables, contemporary data displays, diagrams, plans, geometric objects and constructions, algorithms, measures, equations and graphs, with and without the use of technology.
Who is it for?
Units 1 and 2 are designed as preparation for Foundation Mathematics Units 3 and 4 and contain assumed knowledge and skills for these units.
This subject is also suitable for students who do not intend to do Units 3 and 4. Units 1 and 2 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 all outcomes in a number of key knowledge and skills related to the Areas of Study.
Students must complete the weekly practice questions and submit the weekly work for assessment 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, 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 graphs.
What skills do you develop?
This subject will help you 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.
All work must be completed by the due dates and submitted weekly via VSV online. This course will also be available as a hard copy.
You will also need the following materials:
- Scientific calculator
- Exercise book for your workings
Things to think about
The expected workload is 5 – 6 hours per week.
For units 1 and 2 you will need to complete:
- Practice questions
- For assessment, you will need to submit the weekly assessment questions
- Complete all 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.