# Mathematics

Mathematics is all about ideas, principles and concepts. Knowledge of numbers (numeracy) is important as a foundation, but mathematics is much more than this. The reasoning required for Mathematics is used in all walks of life, from music to sport, from languages to sciences.

Our aim is to prepare our students’ minds to appreciate the importance and usefulness of Mathematics. Burnside Mathematics staff endeavour to provide a positive work environment where each student can develop their personal excellence.

Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students can choose from a variety of courses that will address their skills and specific needs. Their choices arise from the progress they have made during each previous year level. Real progress in Mathematics is attained by students fully participating in class, making the most of all the opportunities that are offered, and having a positive attitude toward their studies.

#### Courses in this Learning Area

Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, any career involving prediction, sampling and probability., Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Architecture,