### Why should I study Mathematical Methods?

Mathematical Methods is about learning and thinking logically to analyse and solve problems. These skills are key to jobs in technology, mathematics, science, engineering, health sciences, and medicine. This subject (at Stage 1 and Stage 2) is for the designers and innovators of the future – you will build confidence to meet the challenges and opportunities of our rapidly changing world.

### Where does Mathematical Methods lead?

Mathematical Methods provides the mathematical and statistical foundations for study in mathematics, economics, physical and social sciences. It prepares students for further studies and careers that involve modelling, statistics and analysis including Physics, Chemistry, GeoSciences, Geospatial Engineering, Lasers and Photonics, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering, Astrophysics, Space, Defence Technologies, Biotechnology, Genetics, Health Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology, Big Data, Computer Science, Internet, Telecommunications and Information Technology.

### What work will I do in Mathematical Methods?

Mathematical Methods:

- develops your creative and critical thinking though listening, discussing, reasoning, conjecturing, and testing different techniques and strategies
- makes connections and builds your problem-solving across mathematical theory, practice and applications
- works with graphical, statistical, and algebraic representations and other mathematical models
- develops your capabilities with technology including a graphics calculator and other mathematics, graphing and statistical software
- investigates applications of mathematics and develops your communication skills for presentations and mathematical report writing
- involves collaborative and individual work

### What do other students think about Mathematical Methods?

I have really enjoyed studying Mathematical Methods at TSC. The teachers are really passionate about the subject and have really encouraged me to enjoy the beauty of maths and to embrace problem solving. I would really encourage students to choose this subject as it opens up lots of pathways to the future.

Student

### Where can I find more information about Mathematical Methods?

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

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