Welcome to Enrichment Mathematics for 2011 – this year will be intense, but fun. The purpose of this class is to challenge you, and prepare you for advanced studies of mathematics next year as part of your VCE.
We will be using the VCE General Mathematics (Advanced) textbook, but we will also be using other resources as appropriate. Just in case you were worried, this is a year 10 course, and you won’t be expected to do everything a year 11 student of advanced general would be. This doesn’t mean you should try – all of you are capable of mastering the content if you have enough commitment.
Our first topic of study is “Mensuration” – the study of areas and volumes, including calculation of compound formulas, pythagoras in three dimensions, and circular geometry. Each of these topics will be covered in one week, and our first test will be in the third week.
It is time to get started – you should begin by checking your notes from last year; Measurment was part of last year’s curriculum. You need to review your bound reference (a summary book that you write yourself; you may take this into all tests), and get it ready for this year. That means that if you have one, bring it to class. If you don’t, buy one and then bring it to class.
I’ve included a few videos below the fold to help you get started with the content. You need to make a point of visiting this blog, watching the videos and commenting. Part of your assessment this year will be throught your participation and contribution to this blog.