• Mathematics General
  • Year 11

Computation and practical arithmetic

approx. 14 hrs

10 topics

29 concepts

Develop proficiency in Computation and practical arithmetic with and without the aid of technology.

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In this area of study students cover mental, by-hand and technology assisted computation with rational numbers and practical arithmetic. Students will develop proficient skills in scientific notation and approximating decimal numbers. Students will investigate orders of magnitude and logarithmic scales in a range of practical contexts. 

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 10 topics, broken down into 29 concepts.

  • Computation with integers 5 concepts

    1. Subtract integers using mental and written strategies

    2. Add integers using mental and written strategies

    3. Multiplying positive and negative integers

    4. Dividing positive and negative integers

    5. Apply the order of operations to calculate integers

  • Powers and roots 1 concept

    1. Determination of powers and roots

  • Rounding methods 2 concepts

    1. Rounding decimals

    2. Rounding of whole numbers and decimals to significant figures

  • Working with scientific notation 3 concepts

    1. Using significiant figures in scientific notation

    2. Convert numbers expressed in scientific notation to decimal form

    3. Express numbers in scientific notation

  • Metric conversions 3 concepts

    1. Convert between metric units of volume

    2. Converting units of length

    3. Convert between metric units of area

  • Percentage skills 5 concepts

    1. Calculate percentage change including profit and loss

    2. Express one quantity as a percentage of another

    3. Calculate the percent of an amount

    4. Decrease a quantity by a percentage

    5. Increase a quantity by a percentage

  • Ratio fundamentals 5 concepts

    1. Simplify ratios that require conversion of units

    2. Write ratios using notation

    3. Simplify ratios

    4. Divide a quantity in a given ratio

    5. Apply the unitary method to ratio problems

  • Base 10 logarithms 3 concepts

    1. Evaluate a logarithm giving a positive or negative value

    2. Use a CAS calculator to evaluate a number if a log is known

    3. Use a CAS calculator to find logs

  • Order of magnitude 1 concept

    1. Determine the order of magnitude of a number

  • Logarithm scales 1 concept

    1. Using a logarithm scale

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