# Accreditation of VCE Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4

VCE Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4 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 Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4 are produced to be widely applicable and comprise a combination of non-calculus based content from a prescribed core and a selection of two from four possible modules across a range of application contexts. They provide general preparation for employment or further study, in particular where data analysis, recursion and number patterns are important. The assumed knowledge and skills for the VCE Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4 prescribed core are covered in specified topics from VCE General Mathematics Units 1 and 2. Students who have done only Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 will also have had access to assumed knowledge and skills to undertake Further Mathematics but may also need to undertake some supplementary study of statistics content.

#### Course Materials

#### Volumes

- 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 Pyramids and Cones
- Volume of a Cylinder
- Volume of a Composite Cylinder
- Volume of Spheres
- Compound Solid Figures
- Volume and Capacity
- Conversion of Capacity
- Conversion from Capacity to Volume
- Conversion from Volume to Capacity

#### Financial Mathematics

- Flat-Rate Interest
- Finding Principal
- Finding Interest Rate
- Finding Period
- Total Amount to be Paid
- Repayments
- Repayments with Deposit
- Calculating the Values of Loan repayments
- loan Balance sheet
- Calculating repayments in a Table
- Comparing different factors of Loans
- effective Interest rate
- applications of effective Interest rate
- Calculating amount owed
- Credit card statements