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VCE Foundation Mathematics

Is this subject available for acceleration? YES

Students in year 9 may be recommended by their teachers to complete Units 1 and 2 Foundation Mathematics at Year 10.

Foundation Mathematics has a strong emphasis on the use of mathematics in ever day life. This subject is ideal for those that are not intending to do undertake Unit 3 or 4 studies in Mathematics.

This link shows a selection of jobs that have some relation to the subject of: Foundation Mathematics


Units 1 and 2
  • Basic number operations that involve fractions, decimals, percentages and money
  • Measurement – perimeter, area and volume
  • Two dimensional shapes and angles
  • Statistics including graphs, mean, median and mode


  • Tests after each topic
  • SACs that encompass investigations and projects


  • Use technology effectively to solve equations
  • Use formulas to calculate length, area, surface area and volume
  • Interpret information in maps and tables
  • To collect and organise data into appropriate graphs


Associated subjects
  • VCAL Numeracy


In general, there is no progression to Units 3 and 4 in Maths.  If you wish to study Maths in year 12, you are advised to consider Further Mathematics.

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