11 Essential Mathematics A

SACE Stage 1: 10 Credits / 1 Semesters / Advanced Technologies

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/essential-mathematics/stage-1

Pre-Requisite: Completion of year 10 mathematics course


Essential mathematics is suitable for students wishing to continue developing their mathematical knowledge in a range of areas useful for everyday living. It is suitable for students planning on any future learning including workforce, apprenticeship, or TAFE. This course is designed for students to achieve their SACE Stage 1 Numeracy requirement.

Topics may include

  • calculations
  • time and ratio
  • finance
  • measurement

Students develop problem solving and analysis skills using a mathematical modelling process and may be required to do some research and gather information from outside of the school as part of this course.



Assessment tasks include:

  • skills and applications tasks
  • mathematical investigations

A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through:

  • teamwork and collaboration
  • innovation and creativity
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • effective oral and written communication
  • knowledge and understanding

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