# Accreditation of VCE Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2

VCE Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2 has been designed and published for complying Victorian Certificate of Education 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018 and implementation of this course commences in January 2018.

VCE Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2 for Year 11 students are prescribed and provide for the continuing mathematical study of students entering VCE. Generally, these students do not intend to undertake VCE Mathematics Unit 3 and 4 studies in the following year. However, some students who perform well in VCE Foundation Mathematics Units 1 and 2 and undertake some supplementary study of some topics could proceed to Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4.

#### Course Materials

Lessons

#### Using Fractions (Free)

- Simplifying Fractions with Same Denominators
- Simplifying Fractions with Different Denominators
- Conversion from Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
- Conversion from Mixed Numerals to Improper Fractions
- Comparing Fractions
- Simplifying Fractions
- Adding Fractions
- Subtracting Fractions
- Multiplying Fractions
- Dividing Fractions
- Applications of Fractions
- Fraction of a Quantity

#### Percentages

- Converting Percentage to Fractions
- Converting Fractions to Percentages
- Converting Decimals to Percentages
- Arrangements in Order
- Percentage of a Quantity
- Expressions Amounts as a Percentage
- Percentage Increase
- Percentage Decrease
- Application of Percentage Increase
- Applications of Percentage Decrease
- Unitary Method for Finding Amount
- Unitary Method for the Rest
- Percentage Profit
- Percentage Loss
- Percentage Problems

#### Volume

- Metric Units for Volume
- Cross Section of a Prism
- Volume of a Prism
- Volume of a Prism by Finding the Area of Cross Section
- Volume of a Composite Prism
- Volume of a Cylinder
- Volume of a Composite Cylinder
- Volume and Capacity
- Conversion of Capacity
- Conversion from Capacity to Volume
- Conversion from Volume to Capacity

#### Finance

- Simple Interest
- Finding the Period of Simple Interest
- Finding the Principal of Simple Interest
- Finding the Rate of Simple Interest
- Applications of Simple Interest
- Compound Interest
- Appreciation
- Depreciation
- Consecutive Discounts or Surcharges
- Finding the Interest Rate
- Interest Rate of Credit Cards
- Interest-Free Period of Credit Cards
- Credit Limit of Credit Cards
- Reducible Interest

#### Data

- Calculating the Mean
- Mean from UnGrouped Data
- Mean from Grouped Data
- Calculating the Median
- Median from a Table
- Median from a Cumulative Frequency Graph
- Median from a Grouped Cumulative Frequency Graph
- Range
- Stem-and-Leaf Plots
- Double Stem-and-Leaf Plots
- Box-and-Whisker Plots
- Double Box-and-Whisker Plots