Year 11 Mathematics Essential
Course Outline 2019
Week  Content  Assessment 

Term 1 1 – 2 4Feb 
Basic calculations – rounding to suit the context, estimation, meaning and magnitude of numbers involved including decimal, fraction and percentages. Ascertain the reasonableness of answers to the accuracy required, including the required number of decimal places. Calculations with whole numbers, order of operations. Convert between fractions, decimals and percentages, using a calculator when appropriate. Practical applications include creating a budget, using time sheets to calculate weekly wages (including over time), tax tables, converting between weekly, fortnightly and yearly incomes, converting amount in recipe to a larger or smaller serving, money spent in school canteen. 1.1.1 – 1.1.12 

3 18Feb 
Percentages – Calculate percentage of given amount, express one amount as a percentage of another, practical situations: GST, discounts, markups, ingredients of packaged food, calculating commission, including retainers from sales information. 1.1.13 – 15 

4 25Feb 
Rates – identify common usage of rates, convert units of rates. Practical applications of rates: Compare and evaluate nutritional information, calculate heart rate as beats per minute, using unit process to compare best buys, comparing energy used and energy intake over different period times, calculation of rates. Use the mathematical thinking process to solve problems. 1.1.16 – 18, 1.3.5 – 18 
Practical Application 1.1: Rates comparison Weight: 7.5% 
5 4Mar 
Using Formulas – identify commonly used of formula to describe relationships between quantities. Substitute values for variables in. formulas to calculate the subject of the formula. Example: Body Mass Index formula, weekly wage formula, etc. 1.2.1 – 2 
Test 1.1: Week 1 to 5 topics Weight: 7% 
6 – 9 11Mar 
Linear Measure, area measure, mass, unit of measurement and practical applications of measurement 1.3.1 – 1.3.10 

9 1Apr 
Volume and capacity 1.3.11 1.3.14 
Practical Applications 1.2: Measurement Weight 10% 
10 8Apr 
Units of energy – practical applications: describe consumption of electricity, energy for foods, compare nutritional energy between different types and amount of food, energy expended during activity and convert unit of energy. 1.3.151.3.18 
Test 1.2: Week 6 to 10 topics Weight: 8% 
Term 2 1 – 2 29Apr 
Reading and interpreting graphs – Practical formulas and interpreting information presented in tables and graphs. Analysing and interpreting graphical information (electricity bills, global weather patterns that affect food growth. 1.4.1 – 1.4.3 

3 13May 
Drawing graphs – Determine type of graph that is the best to display a dataset (column graph or pie graph to express an ingredient as a percentage of total quantity, use spreadsheets to tabulate and data graph, draw a graph to represent practical situation (deduction from gross wages) 1.4.4 – 1.4.6 
Practical Application 1.3: Graphs Weight: 10% 
4 20May 
Revision – Assessment Free  
5 27May 
Semester One Exam  Weight: 10% 
6 3Jun 
Semester One Exam  
7 10Jun 
Percentages calculation – calculate percentage of a given amount, review one amount expressed as percentage of another. 2.2.1 – 2.2.2 

8 17Jun 
Application of percentages – determine overall change in quantity following repeated percentage changes (increase then decrease), simple interest, depreciation of vehicle over time, stamp duty, communicate statistical and graphical data 2.2.3 – 2.2.4 

9 24Jun 
Ratios – use of ratios to express comparisons of quantities, understand the relationship between simple fractions, percentages and ratio, ratio in simplest form. Determine ratio of two quantities, divide quantity in a given ratio, use ratio to describe simple scales (ratio of food, clothing, transport costs within a budget) 2.3.1 – 2.3.7 

10 1Jul 
Rates – convert units for rate, problem solving involving direct proportion in terms of rate, use rates to make comparison, use rates to determine costs (cost of tradesman per hour, callout fees) 2.3.8 – 2.3.12 
Test 2.1: Week 7 to 10 (term 2) topics Weight: 7.5% 
Term 3 1 29Jul 
Classifying data – identify examples of categorical data and numerical data 2.1.1 – 2.1.2 

2 5Aug 
Data presentation – display category data in tables and column graphs, display numerical data as frequency distributions, dot plots, stem and leaf plots and histograms. 2.1.3 – 2.1.4 

3 12Aug 
Data presentation and interpretation – recognise and identify outliers, compare suitability of different methods of data representation in realworld contexts. 2.1.5 – 2.1.6 

4 19Aug 
Summarising and interpreting data – using mean, mode and median as measures of central tendency, range, interquartile range, standards deviation as measures of spread. Investigate realworld examples illustrating inappropriate use of measures of central tendency and spread. 2.1.7 – 2.1.13 

5 – 6 26Aug 
Comparing data sets – Using back to back stem plots, box and whisker plots, and histograms to compare data distributions. Interpreting symmetry, skewness and bimodality of data sets. Constructing box and whisker plots from a fivenumber summary. 2.1.14 – 2.1.17 
Investigation 1: Statistics Weight: 12.5% 
7 9Sep 
Time – Units of time, conversions between units, fractional, digital and decimal representations of time, timetables (public transport) 2.4.1 – 2.4.7 
Practical application 2.1: Time. Weight: 10% 
8 16Sep 
Distance and length – use scales to calculate distances on plans, maps and charts. Plan route for practical purposes (best way to travel from A to B passing service station) 2.4.8 – 2.4.9 

9 23Sep 
Speed – Speed expressed as a rate, average speed, fuel consumption, reaction times, stopping time and braking distance, interpreting distance versus time graphs, calculating speed, distance and time from a distance vs time graph 2.4.10 – 2.4.14 
Test 2.2: Week 7 to 9 topics Weight: 7.5% 
Term 4 1 14Oct 
Revision – Assessment free week  
23 21Oct 
Revision – Assessment free week  
45 4Nov 
Semester Two Exam  Weight: 10% 
This document is subject to revision.
The Year 11 Syllabus for Mathematics Essential can be found on the SCSA website.