Stage 2 Essential Mathematics is a 20-credit subject.
In this subject students extend their mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem-solving in everyday and workplace contexts. A problem-based approach is integral to the development of mathematical skills and associated key ideas in this subject.
Stage 2 Essential Mathematics consists of the following six topics:
Topic 1: Scales, Plans, and Models
Topic 2: Measurement
Topic 3: Business Applications
Topic 4: Statistics
Topic 5: Investments and Loans
Topic 6: Open Topic
Students study five topics from the list of six topics above. All students must study topics 2, 4, and 5.