• Mathematics General
  • Year 12

Algebra and Modelling

approx. 19 hrs

5 topics

51 concepts

Develop an aptitude for Algebra and Modelling and select and apply algebraic techniques with confidence.

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The Year 12 Algebra and Modelling program is aligned with the content outlined in the Australian curriculum for General Mathematics. Students studying Algebra and Modelling apply algebraic skills and techniques to enhance their ability to interpret and use linear and non-linear mathematical models in a range of contexts.  

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 5 topics, broken down into 51 concepts.

  • Algebraic Expressions 8 concepts

    1. Apply index laws for dividing

    2. The zero index

    3. Apply index laws for multiplying

    4. Add or subtract algebraic fractions with binomial numerators or denominators

    5. Simplifying algebraic fractions multiplication/ division with a numerical denominator or single algebraic term

    6. Identify like terms

    7. Simplify algebraic expressions by adding or subtracting like terms

    8. Substitute positive or negative values into an algebraic expression and evaluate the result

  • Equations 9 concepts

    1. Solve linear equations involving more than three steps

    2. Solve one-step equations

    3. Solve three-step equations

    4. Solve two-step equations

    5. Rearrange a formula to change the subject of the equation

    6. Substitute positive or negative integers into a given formula

    7. Solve linear simultaneous equations using elimination method

    8. Solve linear simultaneous equations using elimination method where one or both of the equations need to be modified

    9. Solve linear simultaneous equations using substitution method

  • Inequations 10 concepts

    1. Solve basic linear programming problems

    2. Determine the minimum value of an objective function for a given feasible region

    3. Set up and solve linear programming problems

    4. Use the corner-point principle to find the minimum or maximum value of an objective function

    5. Sketch a region defined by a linear inequality

    6. Solve a linear inequation using graphs

    7. Double inequalities

    8. Represent linear inequalities on the number line

    9. Solve linear inequalities, recognising that there are infinite solutions

    10. Solve linear inequalities by reversing the direction of the inequality sign when multiplying or dividing by a negative number

  • Modelling Linear Relationships 15 concepts

    1. Classify the nature of a gradient from a linear function

    2. Reading the x and y intercept from a graph

    3. Determine the gradient and y-intercept using the gradient-intercept form of a linear relationship

    4. Find the gradient of a line between two points using rise over run

    5. Finding the y - intercept at x=0

    6. Sketch a linear relationship from a table of values on a cartesian plane

    7. Use the gradient and y-intercept to graph a linear equation

    8. identify independent and dependent variables in a practical context

    9. solving practical problems with linear relationships

    10. Graph two intersecting lines on the same set of axes and read off the point of intersection

    11. Interpolation and Extrapolation

    12. Analyse step graphs

    13. Use a piecewise linear function to model and solve practical situations

    14. establish meaning for the gradient and intercepts in a practical context

    15. apply break-even analysis to linear models

  • Modelling Non-Linear Relationships 9 concepts

    1. develop non-linear equations where one variable varies directly as a power of another

    2. solve contextual problems - including determining minimum and maximum values

    3. Sketch cubic graphs - positive quadrant

    4. Sketch hyperbola graphs - positive quadrant

    5. Sketch parabolic graphs - positive quadrant

    6. recognise the limitations of non-linear modelling - interpolating and extrapolating

    7. Sketch exponential graphs - positive quadrant

    8. develop linear equations from practical contexts where one variable directly varies with another

    9. Solve inverse variation problems

What you'll get

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  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

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