Subject information

General Mathematics extends students’ mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem solving. Topics cover a diverse range of applications of mathematics, including personal financial management, the statistical investigation process, modelling using linear and non-linear functions, networks and matrices, and discrete models. Successful completion of General Mathematics at Stage 2 prepares students for entry to tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised background in mathematics.

Students who complete this subject with a C grade or better will meet the numeracy requirement of the SACE.

Stage 1 subject code: 1MGM10 or 1MGM20

Credits: 10 or 20

Stage 2 subject code from 2017: 2MGM20

Credits: 20

Stage 1 subject outline 2017 [DOC 515KB]

Stage 2 subject outline 2017 [DOC 499KB]

Changes to moderation sample selection

From 2017, the SACE Board will no longer select Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers will select the moderation sample.

Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.

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Contact – Stage 1
Joy Cresp
SACE Officer Schools
+61 8 8372 7558
Contact – Stage 2
Deanna Isles
SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
+61 8 8372 7526