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Developing a Further Mathematics Unit 3 Application and Modelling or Problem-solving Task

This seminar is right for you if: You are a VCE Further Mathematics or General Mathematics Teacher.


ISV Seminar Room 


Independent Schools Victoria40 Rosslyn StreetWest Melbourne VIC 3003  


Thursday, 21 November 2019 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 


$295 – Member Schools Price (excl. GST) 

$420 – Standard Price (excl. GST) 


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Program Description: 

The mathematics study design 2016 – 2020 requires a creative approach to developing SAC material that ensures the Application Task and the recursion and financial modelling or problem-solving task is genuine in nature and not just an extended collection of Examination 2 questions. 

This one-day seminar gives you first-hand experience at examining and exploring starting points and creating and developing tasks. Participants will be provided with a selection of application and modelling/problem solving starting points that will be used throughout the day. These will act as stimulus material to initiate discussions and then provide the focus of the investigations and questions that will be posed and explored.  

The day will be broken up into three sessions, with each one providing a hands-on opportunity to create a usable task:  

  • Session One: Developing an application task. A provided data set will be used as stimulus for developing the direction, focus and detail of your task.
  • Session Two: Marrying the assessment with the task. 
  • Session Three: Developing a recursion and financial modelling task. Starting points will be provided.

Presenter Information – Kevin McMenamin 

Kevin McMenamin is currently the Head of Mathematics Faculty at Mentone Grammar and has extensive experience in mathematics education in a number of schools in Victoria and across all secondary levels. He has presented and facilitated many workshops throughout eastern Australia at various annual conferences covering a variety of areas, including digital technology use within the classroom, CAS calculator use in VCE examinations, and enrichment opportunities using AMT materials. He has also been involved in textbook writing, the production of digital content and the writing of VCE trial examinations.