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Mathematics for Commerce


Mathematics (for Commerce) is a compulsory subject for the Commerce Stream and is worth 10 units of credit.

This Foundation subject aims to develop a range of skills required for future learning such as further study in Commerce, Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

Students will be introduced to mathematical techniques which are relevant to the real world with an emphasis on applications to areas of commerce and finance. In this subject, students will consider problems requiring the application of knowledge and skills in a range of topics.



Algebra and Polynomials, Functions and Graphs, Differential Calculus, Logarithmic and Exponential Functions, Sequences and Series, Mathematics of Finance, Further Curve Sketching, Integral Calculus, Probability, Data Description and Probability Distributions, Further Calculus and Applications.


Assumed knowledge

This subject assumes a level of knowledge equivalent to Stage 5.2/5.3 of the NSW Mathematics Years 7 - 10 Mathematics Syllabus. See the NSW Board of Studies website for details of the syllabus content.


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