Year 10 Mathematics
Course and Assessment Overview 2019
Week  Content  Assessments 

Term 1
1 
Patterns & Algebra
Algebraic expressions Substitute values into formulas to determine an unknown 

2  Solve a range of linear equations
Solve simple formulas 

3  Linear relationships
Interpreting straight line graphs in context Review graphing given table of values Review methods to calculate gradient 

4  Solve problems involving parallel and perpendicular lines
Graph lines using gradient and yaxis intercept 
Assessment 
5  Measurement
Review calculating area of composite shapes 
Assessment 
6  Solve problems involving surface area for a range of prisms, cylinders and composite solids


7  Solve problems involving volume for a range of prisms, cylinders and composite solids  
8  Chance
Review twostep chance experiments using tree diagrams with & without replacement Describe the results of two and threestep chance experiments, both with and without replacements, assign probabilities to outcomes and determine probabilities of events. 
Assessment 
9  Review using Venn diagrams and twoway tables for events involving ‘and’, ‘or’ questions


10  Use twoway tables Venn diagrams and tree diagrams to understand conditional statements

Assessment 
Term 2
1 
Simultaneous Equations
Solve word problems represented as simple simultaneous equations Solve linear simultaneous equations, using graphical techniques


2  Solve linear simultaneous equations, using algebraic techniques


3  Use technology to solve simultaneous equations  
4  Linear inequalities – notation and equations  
5  Linear inequalities – graphical displays  
6  Exam Revision  
78  EXAMINATIONS
Data representation Review data comparison using mean, median and range for two sets of numerical data displayed in dot plots, stem and leaf plots and histograms Determine quartiles and interquartile range Construct and interpret box plots and use them to compare data sets · finding the fivenumber summary (minimum and maximum values, median and upper and lower quartiles) · understanding that parallel box plots can facilitate comparisons between data sets 
EXAMINATIONS 
9  Identify possible outliers
Interpret the mean and standard deviation of data and use these to compare data sets 
Assessment 
10  Use technology to calculate standard deviation  Assessment 
Term 3
1 
RightAngled Trigonometry
Review Pythagoras & Applications of Pythagoras 

2  Trigonometric ratios
Use of trig ratios to find length of sides & size of angles 

3  True bearings
Solve problems involving bearings given diagram Solve problems involving angle of elevation & depression given diagram 

4  Geometric Reasoning
Congruent and similar figures Conditions for similarity Use ratios of sides in similar triangles to determine other side lengths 

5  Use familiar geometric properties to justify similarity
Use statements to formulate simple proofs 
Assessment 
6  Bivariate data
Time series data (identify trends) 

7  Use scatterplots to investigate the association between two variable
Types of linear relationships 

8  Fit Trend line by eye  
9  Introduction to Correlation
(Use technology for calculation) 
Assessment 
Term 4
1 
Number Patterns
Number patterns generated arithmetically Number patterns generated geometrically 

2  Exponentials
Review percentage increase and decrease Exponential growth and decay 
Assessment 
3  Finance
Review simple interest Rearrange simple interest formula to solve for principal , interest & time Connect repeated simple interest calculations to compound interest 

4  Compound interest rule
Use of technology to solve simple & compound interest problems Loans and repayments 
Assessment 
5  Exam revision  
6  EXAMINATIONS  EXAMINATIONS 
7  Non Right Angled Triangles
Area of Triangle Use of Geometry App on Classpads 

8  Cosine Rule to determine side lengths
Sine Rule to determine side lengths Essentials/Applications/Methods intro 
This document is subject to revision.
The Year 10 Syllabus for mathematics can be found on the SCSA website.