Mathematics - The Engine Room that powers the Sciences
Maths - Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Logic, Statistics and much more ...
Mathematics provides the building blocks for our understanding of the Physical Universe and is essential for success in the study of Physics and Chemistry.
Getting left behind in the classroom with Maths is something that can be resolved effectively with practical examples from the "real world" which can illuminate the inner workings of maths.
I have helped many students entering Year 11 to overcome their fears of doing well in maths in their final two years at High School. Missing out on a solid understanding of the key underlying concepts of maths in Years 8-10 is a common challenge that students face. My tutoring methods have been proven to assist students to make the step up to perform well in those crucial last two years of High School.
The earlier we can start, the better. I recommend that students with concerns about their understanding of maths at Year 10 level get the assistance needed early in Year 11. The Summer holidays are an excellent window of opportunity for focusing on building skills and confidence. The basic foundations of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, functions, graphs and statistics all need to be in place firmly for a more successful outcome by year's end.
What is Maths B all about?
Maths B aims to provide you with the opportunity to participate more fully in lifelong learning and to appreciate that Mathematics is a unique and powerful way of viewing the world to investigate patterns, order, generality and uncertainty.
Mathematics B comprises seven core topics:
- Functions and functional relations
- Rates of Change, including Differential Calculus
- Periodic Functions and Applications
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Applications
- Introduction to Integration
- Applied Statistical Analysis
Maths B is recommended for students anticipating University study in a variety of disciplines, including maths, science, engineering, information technology, economics and commerce.
What is Maths C all about?
Maths C is taken in conjunction with Maths B. Maths C is highly recommended for students wishing to excel in further University study in any of the following disciplines: pure and applied mathematics, statistics, engineering, the physical sciences (especially physics and chemistry), computer science.
Mathematics C consists of six core topics:
- Introduction to groups
- Real and complex number systems
- Matrices and applications
- Vectors and applications
- Calculus (including advanced topics in integration)
- Structures and patterns
Two topics are also selected by individual schools from: Linear programming, conics, dynamics, number theory, modelling and probability, advanced periodic and exponential functions.