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Total pages: 124 Chapters 1. Power Functions 2. Transcendental Functions 3. Transformations 4. Algebra of Functions 5. Differentiation 6. Applications of Differentiation 7. Antidifferentiation 8. Applications of Antidifferentiation 9. Discrete Probability 10. Continuous Probability 11. Sampling and Estimation 12. Calculator Techniques (TINspire and Casio ClassPad) This bound reference contains everything you need to know to perform well in your VCE Mathematical Methods Unit 3 and 4 SACs and exams. Each topic has clearly explained explanations on the theory, worked examples of exam style questions and a stepbystep breakdown of the calculations. Use this resource to learn the curriculum, revise for assessments, or to bring into your tests, SACs and exams as a bound reference. Achieve the ATAR Score you deserve! 
ISBN: 9780992355104 Total pages: 124 Chapters 1. Power Functions 2. Transcendental Functions 3. Transformations 4. Algebra of Functions 5. Differentiation 6. Applications of Differentiation 7. Antidifferentiation 8. Applications of Antidifferentiation 9. Discrete Probability 10. Continuous Probability 11. Sampling and Estimation 12. Calculator Techniques (For TINspire) 
This bound reference contains everything you need to know to perform well in your VCE Mathematical Methods Unit 3 and 4 SACs and exams. Each topic has clearly explained explanations on the theory, worked examples of exam style questions and a stepbystep breakdown of the calculations.
Use this resource to learn the curriculum, revise for assessments, or to bring into your tests, SACs and exams as a bound reference.
Mathematical Methods Topic Tests, Practice Exams with Worked Solutions
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Feature list
 Written by prodigious previous VCE Mathematical Methods graduates who both blitzed the subject including Premier's Award winners for topping the state
 Lead Author also obtained a university average mark of close to 100 and is close to finishing his PhD in Mathematics
 Over 300 pages of hyperdetailed solutions to all problems in our Solution Manual (Volume 3), together with a detailed and comprehensive marking scheme
 Explanations are based on first principles and developing a thorough understanding of the concepts to make future Maths Methods problems much easier to solve
 Exam tips and tricks, problemsolving techniques, applied theory and visual aids included within Solution Manual
 CAS screenshots in Solution Manual to aid students in using CAS calculator effectively!
Volume 1
 16 topic tests in the VCAA examination format ("techfree" and "techactive")
 Topic Tests directly mapped to each topic in the study design
 Over 250 pages worth of solutions contained within Volume 3 (Solution Manual) available on our website
Volume 2
 6 trial exams in the VCAA examination format ("Exam 1" and "Exam 2")
 Over 100 pages worth of solutions contained within
 Volume 3 (Solution Manual) available on Decode website
Volume 3
Over 100 pages worth of solutions contained within Volume 3 (Solution Manual) available on Decode Guide website.
About the Authors
Tim Koussas, the lead author of this study guide, achieved an impressive trifecta of study scores of 50, 48 and 47 in Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics when he graduated from Parade College in 2011. He also received a Premier's Award in Mathematical Methods for placing among the top 5 students in the state. He has since completed a Bachelor of Science at La Trobe University, graduating with first class honours as dux of his cohort. Tim is currently completing a PhD in the field of Pure Mathematics at La Trobe University.
Trevor Batty graduated dux of Copperfield College in 2011, achieving a study score of 45 raw in Mathematical Methods. He has since completed a double Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Science at Monash University, maintaining an outstanding high distinction average. During his undergraduate years, Trevor has been an influential member of the Monash University Unmanned Aerial System team, writing avionics software to autopilot the team's competition entry in the UAV challenge.
Dr Will Hoang graduated from Melbourne Grammar School in 2011, achieving an ATAR of 99.90. While still in year 11, he achieved a perfect 50 in Mathematical Methods and received a Premier's Award in the subject for placing among the top 5 students in the state. Will has since completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Chancellor's Scholars Program) and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Melbourne, and is now a practicing doctor.
Dr Nathaniel Lizak graduated dux of Bialik College in 2011 with an ATAR of 99.90, which included a perfect 50 and a Premier's Award in Specialist Mathematics. In that same year, Nathaniel also achieved the impressive feat of scoring the top mark in the University of Melbourne Extension Program for Mathematics (which allows VCE students to undertake universitylevel mathematics studies). Nathaniel has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University, achieving firstclass honours, and is now a practising doctor. As an undergraduate student, Nathaniel has made an impressive achievement, being published in a medical journal for original research into multiple sclerosis.
Dr Thushan Hettige is the Managing Director of Decode and its most senior content developer. He graduated dux of Scotch College in 2011 with an ATAR of 99.95, scoring 5 perfect 50s (one of which included Mathematical Methods) and Premier's Awards in Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematical Methods. This means that Thushan was in the top 5 students in the state for four of the subjects he studied. Thushan also won the silver medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Turkey. His achievements earned him the Australian Students' Prize for 2011, which is awarded to the top 500 students from across the country. Thushan has since racked up extensive tutoring experience, both at VCE level and in mentoring MBBS students in earlier year levels. He has completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours, and is now a practising doctor.
William Swedosh scored a perfect 50 in Mathematical Methods in his graduating year of 2007 at McKinnon Secondary College. He has since completed a double Bachelor of Engineering and Science with an average score of 94% across his mathematics units. William now works for the CSIRO, modelling the physics of bushfires.
Subject Outline
4 areas of study AOS 1: Functions and Graphs AOS 2: Algebra AOS 3: Calculus AOS 4: Probability and Statistics School SACs

How difficult is Mathematical Methods
Units 3 and 4?
Exam 1
Exam 2

By Dr. Christopher Chew
 The key to succeeding in Mathematical Methods is understanding the “method” to answering questions
 There are 3 key components to successfully answering a Mathematical Methods question:
 Interpretation
 Process, method and execution
 Accuracy
 The following tips and tricks aim to provide advice to improve your performance in these 3 components.
 Ever get stuck on a homework question, try to do the question for a while, find it too difficult, then just move on?
 It is critical in Mathematical Methods to understand every type of question you encounter at school and at home and not skip over it to “figure it out later”
 If you get stuck on a question, use your school examples/textbook examples to try to work out how to do the question and understand the process over completing the question
 Generally the steps are the same, so once you know how to do it once, you will just have to repeat it for future similar questions
 Don’t give up just because a question is difficult! Not learning how to do the question the first time you encounter it will only come back to haunt you later
 If you still don’t understand the question even after consulting written materials, ask your teacher or tutor as soon as possible to get clarification
 Do not fall for the trap of attributing errors to ”careless mistakes”
 Your teachers, examiners and study score don’t care if your mistake was due to a simple algebra or calculation error, or whether or not you don’t understand the question at all
 Each error has a consequence, so your goal must be to eliminate your errors
 Tips that can help do this:
 If you make careless mistakes frequently, make sure you practice checking your answers at home. Checking answers doesn’t mean looking at the solutions or making sure your working out appears correct. It involves going through each step one by one to determine if your calculations are right, and also where possible using an alternative method to find the answer or back substituting your answer back into the question
 The best time to practice checking your answers to your homework question is at least 1 hour after finishing them. This gives your brain a bit of time to rest, so that when you revisit your homework you are more likely to find your inaccuracies.
 For all questions you do not understand, once you learn how to do the question, record it down into a separate book – I call this a log book or error book. Before the next time you do your homework, sit a test, SAC or exam, take a brief look through this book to remind yourself of the question you previously could not answer, and how the correct method to complete the question should look.
 The only way to improve question interpretation and accuracy is practice
 The most useful types of questions to practice on are practice exams and SACs because they questions model your end of year exam questions
 Some textbook questions are very repetitive and do not always have much benefit in helping you improve your ability to do hard exam questions. It is still important that you know how to do these questions, however it is less important to invest large portions of time to doing textbook question you can already successfully answer
 Students who performed well in Mathematical Methods in the past typically finished the course early and then used the rest of the year to do practice questions for exams
 If you are interested in finishing the curriculum early and practicing for your exams, Conquest Education has a team of experienced private tutors, as well as weekly classes tailored towards exam performance which covers the entire curriculum by the end of term 2. Conquest Education also runs weekly exam training sessions after finish the course to give you 45 months of intensive practice exams skills and experience which can be used in your end of year exam
 Find a private tutor here, join a weekly class here, learn about our exam training program here

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Notes include explanations of course content, worked examples of commonly examined questions and exam style questions for students to practice.
Worked solutions included.