The aim of this course is to build upon and extend students’ Mathematical learning in the areas of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry and to introduce students to elementary Calculus.
Mathematics 1 (H), Mathematics 2 (H) and Mathematics 3 (H) are progressive units.
Students would normally be expected to have attained a Standard Grade Credit grade 1 award.
Three mandatory 40 hour units.
Unit Title, Length and Brief Description
Mathematics 1 (H) 40 hours (Mandatory) - Topics studied include the gradient and equation of the straight line, sketching and identifying related functions and graphs, composite functions, solution of trigonometric equations, basic differentiation and recurrence relationships.
Mathematics 2 (H) 40 hours (Mandatory) - Topics include quadratic theory and the remainder theorem, basic integration, use of the addition formulae in trigonometry and the equation of a circle and tangency.
Mathematics 3 (H) 40 hours - Topics include vectors in three dimensions and the scalar product, further differentiation and integration, properties of exponential and logarithmic functions and further trigonometric relationships