Mathematical Methods

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We do more than revise key theory and solve past exam questions.
Each session also includes:
• finer points of exam preparation
• how to decode unusual exam questions
• how to answer questions to the marker’s requirements for maximum marks.

Please bring a calculator to each session.

Teacher in charge: Caterina Jones

Caterina is a highly successful Mathematics teacher, with more than 20 years’ teaching experience.

Qualifications: B.Sc., B.Ed., Dip.T.

Session A – Introductory Differential Calculus

  • Derivatives from first principles
  • Rules of Differentiation including chain rule, product rule and quotient rule
  • Deriving local maxima and minima
  • Increasing and decreasing functions
  • Graphing of functions y = xn

Please note: sessions are scheduled as normal on October 2 Public Holiday

$70.00

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Session B – Derivatives of Exponential Functions

  • Slopes of tangents of the Exponential functions
  • Local maxima and minima
  • Application of Exponential functions including growth and decay, surge and logistic functions
  • Graphing of y = en x
$70.00

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Session C – Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions

  • Derivatives of Trigonometric functions
  • Kinematics – Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration
  • Application of Trigonometric functions including tidal heights and temperature changes
  • Graphing of sin x and cos x
$70.00

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Session D – The Second Derivative

  • Relationship between the 1st and 2nd Derivatives
  • Optimisation
  • Points of Inflection
$70.00

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Session E – Integration & Statisics

  • Extended modelling using calculus
  • Surge and terminal velocity models
  • Measuring Centre and Spread of Data
  • Discrete Random Variables – The Bernoulli and Binomial distribution
  • Continuous Random Variables – Normal Distribution
$70.00

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Session F – Sampling and confidence intervals

  • Continuous Random Variables – Normal Distribution
  • The Central Limit Theorem
  • Confidence Intervals for means and its interpretation
  • Sample proportions
  • Confidence intervals for proportions and its interpretation
$70.00

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