• Mathematics General
  • Year 12

Algebra and Modelling

approx. 19 hrs

4 topics

40 concepts

Develop an aptitude for Algebra and Modelling and select and apply algebraic techniques for exam success.

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The Year 12 Algebra and Modelling program is aligned with the content contained in the NSW General Mathematics syllabus. We show students how to apply algebraic skills and techniques 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 4 topics, broken down into 40 concepts.

  • Algebraic Expressions 8 concepts

    1. Apply index laws for multiplying

    2. The zero index

    3. Apply index laws for dividing

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

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

    6. Simplify algebraic expressions by adding or subtracting like terms

    7. Identify like terms

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

  • Equations 9 concepts

    1. Solve three-step equations

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

    3. Solve linear simultaneous equations using substitution method

    4. Solve one-step equations

    5. Solve two-step equations

    6. Solve linear simultaneous equations using elimination method

    7. Substitute positive or negative integers into a given formula

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

    9. Solve linear equations involving more than three steps

  • Modelling Linear Relationships 14 concepts

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

    2. Reading the x and y intercept from a graph

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

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

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

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

    7. Finding the y - intercept at x=0

    8. Identify independent and dependent variables in a practical context

    9. Analyse step graphs

    10. Apply break-even analysis to linear models

    11. Establish meaning for the gradient and intercepts in a practical context

    12. Solving practical problems with linear relationships

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

    14. Interpolation and Extrapolation

  • Modelling Non-Linear Relationships 9 concepts

    1. Recognise the limitations of non-linear modelling - interpolating and extrapolating

    2. Sketch cubic graphs - positive quadrant

    3. Develop non-linear equations where one variable varies directly as a power of another

    4. Sketch hyperbola graphs - positive quadrant

    5. Solve contextual problems - including determining minimum and maximum values

    6. Sketch exponential graphs - positive quadrant

    7. Sketch parabolic 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

Learning Content

  • A customised learning plan to suit your needs, adapting to your pace as you learn, progress and achieve mastery
  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

An Expert Tutor

  • We match you to a private, expert tutor who is right for your needs and goals
  • Our tutors are talented, tested, top ATAR achievers and subject experts
  • During each session, your tutor guides you through your learning program, providing real-time, live expert tutoring in Algebra and Modelling


  • Access information at every stage showing what's been mastered, what areas need to be worked on and what's next
  • You and your parents receive a comprehensive feedback report after every session
  • Every session is recorded and available for you to watch at any time, allowing you to review what was covered

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