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davsalooki

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How much required knowledge is enough?
« on: June 03, 2020, 11:06:05 am »
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I just had a methods 1/2 class where my teacher asked us to find y in terms of x. It was a cone and it was relating to similar triangles, but I didn't recognise it. My teacher then stated that it was "assumed knowledge". How do I revise for this and what is actually needed for 1/2 and 3/4?
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Re: How much required knowledge is enough?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 01:22:03 pm »
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Similar triangles would definitely come under assumed knowledge from year 9-10.

Just off the top of my head, all topics from year 10 except financial maths would be assumed knowledge for VCE Methods.

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Re: How much required knowledge is enough?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 05:32:47 pm »
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Similar triangles would definitely come under assumed knowledge from year 9-10.

Just off the top of my head, all topics from year 10 except financial maths would be assumed knowledge for VCE Methods.

How would I revise for that though? I was offered a place in the methods class at the end of year 9. I had to skim over these chapters during the summer holidays:
  • Chapter 2: Surds (Ex. 2A-2E)
    Chapter 4: Linear Relations (Ex4A-4F)
    Chapter 5: Quadratic equations (Ex. 5A-5F)
    Chapter 7: Parabolas and other graphs. (Ex.7A-7F)
    Chapter 8: Geometry congruence and similarity (Ex. 8A-8D)
    Chapter 9: Indices, exponentials and logarithms graphs, solving equations, etc (Ex. 9A-9G)
    Chapter 12: Trigonometry sine rule, etc (Ex. 12A-12D, 12F)
Is there anything else needed for methods?
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Re: How much required knowledge is enough?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 07:39:12 pm »
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How would I revise for that though? I was offered a place in the methods class at the end of year 9. I had to skim over these chapters during the summer holidays:
  • Chapter 2: Surds (Ex. 2A-2E)
    Chapter 4: Linear Relations (Ex4A-4F)
    Chapter 5: Quadratic equations (Ex. 5A-5F)
    Chapter 7: Parabolas and other graphs. (Ex.7A-7F)
    Chapter 8: Geometry congruence and similarity (Ex. 8A-8D)
    Chapter 9: Indices, exponentials and logarithms graphs, solving equations, etc (Ex. 9A-9G)
    Chapter 12: Trigonometry sine rule, etc (Ex. 12A-12D, 12F)
Is there anything else needed for methods?

That looks like you're using the IYear 10 CE-EM book (this is good, it's the best widely available Year 10 textbook).

You should also read / work through the following:

Chapter 3: Algebra. Do the exercises on algebraic fractions (3H, 3I). The other exercises on factorising etc. are covered in the chapter on quadratic equations.
Chapter 6: Surface area / volume. You should at least be familiar with the formulas. No need to do this chapter thoroughly, maybe just read through the examples / theory and do some of the chapter review questions.
Chapter 13: Circle geometry. This is more useful for Specialist, but the theorems about tangents to circles can also be useful in Methods, so I'd recommend doing 13D.
Chapter 14: Logarithms. Log laws are covered in Methods, but it's good to have some experience with them, so I'd recommend doing 14A.
Chapter 15: Probability. Do all of this. Most of it is revision from earlier years, but conditional probability can be a bit tricky, so it's good to revise.
Chapter 19: Trigonometric functions. Do all of this. An extremely important topic that is useful throughout Methods and Specialist. Also it would be useful to introduce yourself to radian measure of angles, which isn't covered in the ICE-EM book. Ask your teacher for some resources on this.

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Re: How much required knowledge is enough?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 10:11:23 am »
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That looks like you're using the IYear 10 CE-EM book (this is good, it's the best widely available Year 10 textbook).

You should also read / work through the following:

Chapter 3: Algebra. Do the exercises on algebraic fractions (3H, 3I). The other exercises on factorising etc. are covered in the chapter on quadratic equations.
Chapter 6: Surface area / volume. You should at least be familiar with the formulas. No need to do this chapter thoroughly, maybe just read through the examples / theory and do some of the chapter review questions.
Chapter 13: Circle geometry. This is more useful for Specialist, but the theorems about tangents to circles can also be useful in Methods, so I'd recommend doing 13D.
Chapter 14: Logarithms. Log laws are covered in Methods, but it's good to have some experience with them, so I'd recommend doing 14A.
Chapter 15: Probability. Do all of this. Most of it is revision from earlier years, but conditional probability can be a bit tricky, so it's good to revise.
Chapter 19: Trigonometric functions. Do all of this. An extremely important topic that is useful throughout Methods and Specialist. Also it would be useful to introduce yourself to radian measure of angles, which isn't covered in the ICE-EM book. Ask your teacher for some resources on this.
Thanks so much.
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