### Why should I study General Mathematics?

General Mathematics is the most effective mathematics course a student can do. It has so many real-life examples and makes the study of mathematics so real. In General Mathematics you will explore, describe and explain aspects of the world around you in a mathematical way. You will learn fundamental concepts, demonstrate mathematical skills and apply routine mathematical procedures, making informed and critical use of electronic technology.

### Where does General Mathematics lead?

General Mathematics leads to professions in finance, police, military, business analytics, scientific research and many other professions or trades. It also attracts healthy ATAR points.

### What work will I do in General Mathematics?

In General Mathematics, you will cover topics including:

- Linear Programming and Modelling
- Matrices and how things change over time
- Statistics
- Financial Modelling
- Discrete Modelling

The assessment for the school-based component is five tests and two mathematical investigations.

There is also an external **exam** that covers the last three topics.

### What do other students think about General Mathematics?

I wasn’t sure if I needed to do maths for the university course that I wanted to study as it wasn’t a prerequisite. I chose to do General Mathematics anyway, to develop my maths skills. This ended up being a great choice as I have learnt a lot more about mathematics that will definitely prepare me for later life.

2019 Student

### Where can I find more information about General Mathematics?

For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:

- Stage 1 (Year 11)
- Stage 2 (Year 12)