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Senior External School (Year 11-12)

Mathematics Methods 2020

Chas Khokhar
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Introduction to functions, rates of change, periodic applications, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives, integration, and statistical analysis.

Mathematics B:

  • Is a pre-requisite for tertiary studies in many fields such as engineering, science and technology, finance;
  • helps to make informed decisions in areas such as buying and selling a house, superannuation, interpreting media presentations;
  • is important as concepts and application of functions, rates of change, overall change and optimisation are used in the professional setting;
  • develops analytical and problem-solving skills useful in everyday life;
  • provides the capacity to justify and communicate in a variety of forms; and
  • has provided a basis for the development of technology it has substantially influenced the evolution of technology.

Here is the course outline:

1. April Exam and Instructions

- Exam Instructions are now available - The Exam will be available half-an-hour before the exam start time

2. Linear Functions

3. Quadratic Functions

4. Function Notation and Cubic Functions

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

6. Trigonometric Functions and Transformations

7. April Exam Preparation

8. Introduction to Differential Calculus

9. UNIT 3 - TOPIC 1

The Logarithmic Function 2

10. UNIT 3 - TOPIC 2

Further Differentiation and Applications 2

11. UNIT 3 - TOPIC 3


12. UNIT 4 - TOPIC 1

Further Differentiation and Applications 3

13. UNIT 4 - TOPIC 2

Trigonometric Functions 2

14. UNIT 4 - TOPIC 3

Discrete Random Variables 2

15. UNIT 4 - TOPIC 4

Continuous Random Variables and the Normal Distribution

16. UNIT 4 - TOPIC 5

Interval Estimates for Proportions

17. Final Topics: Sequences, Absolute and Piecewise Functions

18. Course Information

19. Senior External Exam 1: Problem Solving Task

20. Senior External Exam 2: Common Exam

21. Tutorials

22. Complex Unfamiliar Problems

For students aiming for a high grade.

23. Calculus Revision Quizzes

These quizzes will be released after the August exam, to help you keep your calculus skills nice and sharp!

24. Important Calculator Skills!!!

Useful Programs for Your Graphics Calculator


26. Mock Exam Practice

Exams (and answers) from the Tuesday sessions.

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