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
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.