In this Guide, we're going to give you the lowdown on all the topics in Year 11 Extension 1 Maths so you have the foundations for an E4 in Year 12!
Need help acing Maths Extension 1? Struggling with some of the difficult concepts in Extension Maths? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! This Beginner’s Guide to Year 11 Maths Extension 1 will explain those difficult concepts in clear terms to help you lay strong foundations for Year 12!
Now that the new syllabus for the HSC has commenced, it’s essential that students build on their foundational knowledge from Years 7-10 and grow that knowledge moving forwards in Year 11. This will become an indispensable base for students as they progress into Year 12.
This Guide identifies the skills you need to master the Year 11 Maths Extension 1 HSC content, whilst also breaking down the different topics accessible and clear theory.
We’ve written this guide to help students navigate the new syllabus changes surrounding the Year 11 Mathematics Extension 1 topic and assist their preparation for their Year 11 exams.
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In Year 11 Maths Extension 1, students encounter the following Mathematical weaknesses:
For example: Find the solutions of \(x\) for the following quadratic equation:
Students would struggle with this question as many are familiar with factorising but are unfamiliar with the other methods like completing the square or quadratic formula which need to be applied in order to successfully solve the question.
For example: Find the values of \(m\) for which the graph of the parabola \(y=x^2+5mx+m\) is always above the \(x\) – axis.
In this question, it’s important a student has a good conceptual understanding on the link between the discriminant and the parabola and solving quadratic inequalities. Without a good conceptual understanding, students would assume that “above the \(x\) – axis” translates to solving the discriminant greater than zero rather than below zero.
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