Standard Mathematics Foundation Program 1

00 - Pilot

Course Number: MSFP 1

Level: Beginner

Course Features: Lecture Notes, Assignment, Assignment: Programming, Exam, Projects, and Examples

Course Description :

At the conclusion of the course, learners should have developed an appreciation of the scope, and usefulness of mathematics and the skills in applying mathematical techniques to the solution of practical problems. Learners should have obtained and enhanced the ability to interpret and communicate mathematics and develop skills required for further studies in Commerce, Business, Economics and Social Science.

Course Meeting Times:

Will be available to all learners. These are additional times during which learners can seek help for individual problems. Although consultations are optional, learners are encouraged to use them to clarify and reinforce material outside of lecture or tutorial time.


Prerequisite Knowledge and Terms in Mathematics

Course Recommended Text:

  • New Senior Mathematics for Years 11 & 12, Second Edition by J.B. Fitzpatrick and Bob Aus, (2013), Pearson.

  • New Senior Mathematics Extension 1 for Years 11 & 12, Second Edition by J.B. Fitzpatrick, Bob Aus and Merv Curran, (2013), Pearson.

Grading Policy:

During each semester, there will be at least one non-assessable test. These tests will be designed to give students practice in examination technique and time allocation and also to provide feedback on student progress.

Also, the grade for Mathematics S Foundation Program will be based on the Semester assessment and the Final Examination will be based on the whole course.


Unit 1 - Basic Number Review and Sets

Unit 2 - Algebra Review

Unit 3 - Functions and Graphs

Unit 4 - Coordinate Geometry

Unit 5 - Quadratic Theory

Unit 6 - Differential Calculus and Application

Unit 7 - Polynomials and Further Algebra

Unit 8 - Sequences and Series

Unit 9 - Mathematical Induction

Unit 10 - Trigonometry


Sometimes additional material in the form of extra sheets, lecture notes, and booklets of notes and exercises may be given to all learners. All additional material is examinable unless otherwise specified.

Lastly, If you need help or advice, you should consult your lecturer or tutor about any problems you are experiencing and attend scheduled consultations.


  • Cambridge Mathematics 3 Unit Year 11 by Pender, Sadler, Shea, Ward.

  • Cambridge Mathematics 3 Unit Year 12 by Pender, Sadler, Shea, Ward.

  • Year 11 - 3 Unit (Extension 1) Maths by J. Coroneos

  • Year 12 - 3 Unit (Extension 1) Maths by J. Coroneos

  • 3 Unit Mathematics - Book 1 by S.B. Jones & K.E. Couchman

  • 3 Unit Mathematics - Book 2 by S.B. Jones & K.E. Couchman