Essential Mathematics (A)

Essential Mathematics focuses on enabling students to use mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions in their daily lives. Essential Mathematics provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts, in a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings. This subject offers students the opportunity to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.


Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Calculations, percentages and rates




Representing and comparing data


Rates and ratios

Time and motion


Scales, plans and models


Data collection

Probability and relative frequencies

Earth geometry and time zones

Loans and compound interest


Assessment Requirements (per unit)

  • Mid-semester Test (60 minutes)
  • Investigation (2-4 lesson in class task)
  • End of semester Test (60 minutes)

Contact the Mathematics Coordinator

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