Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 consists of the following areas of study: 'Functions and graphs', 'Calculus', 'Algebra' and 'Probability'. Assumed knowledge and skills for Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 are contained in Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2.
At the conclusion of the course students will be expected to be able to apply techniques, routines and processes involving rational and real arithmetic, algebraic manipulation, equation solving, graph sketching, differentiation and integration with and without the use of technology as applicable. The appropriate use of technology, such as the TI Nspire CAS calculator will be incorporated throughout the units.
There are five internally assessed pieces of work (SACs); comprising of two tests, two analysis tasks and one application task.
There are two external examinations in October/November. One exam is one hour long and is technology free. The second exam is two hours long and an approved calculator and bound book is allowed.