VCE Mathematical Methods

What is this subject about?

How do we know what dose of a drug is safe for a child? How do emergency rescue teams know where to look for a bushwalker lost in the Grampians or a missing plane in the Indian Ocean? Why are scientists so sure about climate change? This subject delves into the complex mathematics needed to solve advanced but very real problems in business, technology, life sciences and engineering.

What are we going to be studying?

* Linear Functions
* Quadratic Functions
* Cubics, quartics
* Functions and Relations
* Probability
* Differentiation
* Antidifferentiation / integration
* Circular functions
* Exponential and logarithmic functions

Where does this subject go?

Methods is a prerequisite for entry to many university courses – including some Arts based degrees – speak with a careers advisor to check. During your VCE years, Methods will support your studies in Physics, Economics, Environmental Science, Chemistry and Biology.

This subject is advantageous if you’re looking at these careers:

This subject is advantageous if you’re looking at careers in these fields: Engineering, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Agriculture, Financial Administration, Information Technology. For example (this is just a selection of many possibilities):

* Aerospace engineer
* Agricultural scientist
* Biochemist
* Civil Engineer
* Environmental engineer
* Financial dealer/broker/analyst
* Hospital administrator
* Industrial designerLawyer
* Medical scientist
* Optometrist
* Pilot
* Programmer
* Radiation therapist
* Teacher
* Urban Planner