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operations with numbers in the form a × 10k where 1 ≤ a < 10 and k is an integer [Resources]

arithmetic sequences and series. Use of the formulae for the nth term and the sum of the first n terms of the sequence. Use of sigma notation for sums of arithmetic sequences [Resources]

geometric sequences and series. Use of the formulae for the nth term and the sum of the first n terms of the sequence. Use of sigma notation for the sums of geometric sequences [Resources]

financial applications of geometric sequences and series: compound interest and annual depreciation [Resources]

laws of exponents with integer exponents. Introduction to logarithms with base 10 and e. Numerical evaluation of logarithms using technology [Resources]

approximation: decimal places, significant figures. Upper and lower bounds of rounded numbers. Percentage errors. Estimation [Resources]

amortization and annuities using technology [Resources]

use technology to solve systems of linear equations in up to 3 variables and polynomial equations [Resources]

Different forms of the equation of a straight line. Gradient, intercepts, parallel lines and perpendicular lines [Resources]

concept of a function, domain, range and graph. Function notation, for example f(x), v(t), C(n). The concept of a function as a mathematical model. Informal concept that an inverse function reverses or undoes the effect of a function. Inverse function as a reflection in the line y=x, and the notation f-1(x) [Resources]

the graph of a function; its equation y=f(x). Creating a sketch from information given or a context, including transferring a graph from screen to paper. Using technology to graph functions including their sums and differences [Resources]

determine key features of graphs. Maximum and minimum values; intercepts; symmetry; vertex; zeros of functions or roots of equations; vertical and horizontal asymptotes using graphing technology. Finding the point of intersection of two curves or lines using technology. [Resources]

modelling with the following functions: Linear models. Quadratic models (including axis of symmetry, vertex, zeros and roots, intercepts on the x-axis and y-axis). Exponential growth and decay models. Equation of a horizontal asymptote. Direct/inverse variation: Cubic models: Sinusoidal models i.e. f(x)=asin(bx)+d, f(x)=acos(bx)+d [Resources]

modelling skills: Use the modelling process described in the “mathematical modelling” section to create, fit and use the theoretical models in section SL2.5 and their graphs. Develop and fit the model: Given a context recognize and choose an appropriate model and possible parameters. Determine a reasonable domain for a model. Find the parameters of a model. Test and reflect upon the model: Comment on the appropriateness and reasonableness of a model. Justify the choice of a particular model, based on the shape of the data, properties of the curve and/or on the context of the situation. Use the model: Reading, interpreting and making predictions based on the model [Resources]

the distance between two points in three-dimensional space, and their midpoint. Volume and surface area of three-dimensional solids including right-pyramid, right cone, sphere, hemisphere and combinations of these solids. The size of an angle between two intersecting lines or between a line and a plane [Resources]

use of sine, cosine and tangent ratios to find the sides and angles of right-angled triangles. use of the sine rule, cosine rule and the sine formula for finding the area of a triangle [Resources]

applications of right and non-right angled trigonometry, including Pythagoras’s theorem. Angles of elevation and depression. Construction of labelled diagrams from written statements [Resources]

the circle: length of an arc; area of a sector [Resources]

equations of perpendicular bisectors [Resources]

Voronoi diagrams: sites, vertices, edges, cells. Addition of a site to an existing Voronoi diagram. Nearest neighbour interpolation. Applications of the "toxic waste dump" problem [Resources]

concepts of population, sample, random sample, discrete and continuous data. Reliability of data sources and bias in sampling. Interpretation of outliers. Sampling techniques and their effectiveness [Resources]

presentation of data (discrete and continuous): frequency distributions (tables). Histograms. Cumulative frequency; cumulative frequency graphs; use to find median, quartiles, percentiles, range and interquartile range (IQR). Production and understanding of box and whisker diagrams [Resources]

measures of central tendency (mean, median and mode). Estimation of mean from grouped data. Modal class. Measures of dispersion (interquartile range, standard deviation and variance). Effect of constant changes on the original data. Quartiles of discrete data [Resources]

linear correlation of bivariate data. Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient, r. Scatter diagrams; lines of best fit, by eye, passing through the mean point. Use of the equation of the regression line for prediction purposes. Interpret the meaning of the parameters, a and b, in a linear regression y=ax+b [Resources]

concepts of trial, outcome, equally likely outcomes, relative frequency, sample space (U) and event. The probability of an event A is P(A)=n(A)/n(U). The complementary events A and A' (not A). Expected number of occurrences [Resources]

use of Venn diagrams, tree diagrams, sample space diagrams and tables of outcomes to calculate probabilities. Combined events: P(A∪B)=P(A)+P(B)-P(A∩B). Mutually exclusive events: P(A∩B)=0. Conditional probability: P(A|B)=P(A∩B)/P(B). Independent events: P(A∩B)=P(A)P(B) [Resources]

concept of discrete random variables and their probability distributions. Expected value (mean), for discrete data. Applications [Resources]

binomial distribution. Mean and variance of the binomial distribution [Resources]

the normal distribution and curve. Properties of the normal distribution. Diagrammatic representation. Normal probability calculations. Inverse normal calculations [Resources]

Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, rs. Awareness of the appropriateness and limitations of Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient and Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, and the effect of outliers on each [Resources]

formulation of null and alternative hypotheses, H0 and H1. Significance levels. p-values. Expected and observed frequencies. The Χ2 test for independence: contingency tables, degrees of freedom, critical value. The Χ2 goodness of fit test. The τ-test. Use of the p-value to compare the means of two populations. Using one-tailed and two-tailed tests [Resources]

introduction to the concept of a limit. Derivative interpreted as gradient function and as rate of change [Resources]

increasing and decreasing functions. Graphical interpretation of f'(x)>0, f'(x)=0,f'(x)<0 [Resources]

derivative of f(x)=axn is f'(x)=anxn-1, The derivative of functions of the form fx=axn+bxn-1+… where all exponents are integers [Resources]

tangents and normals at a given point, and their equations [Resources]

introduction to integration as anti-differentiation of functions of the form f(x)=axn+bxn-1+.... Anti-differentiation with a boundary condition to determine the constant term. Definite integrals using technology. Area of a region enclosed by a curve y=f(x) and the x-axis, where f(x)>0 [Resources]

values of x where the gradient of a curve is zero. Solution of f'(x)=0. Local maximum and minimum points [Resources]

optimisation problems in context [Resources]

approximating areas using the trapezoidal rule [Resources]


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