General Description

The course that has arguably seen the biggest change is the Year 12 Extension 1 course. Some of the previous material remains. But so much is completely changed that the familiarization with the new material could prove real challenge.

This course will help overcome these difficulties. A full treatment of vectors will be provided, addressing every single dot point of the new syllabus. The required geometric proofs using vectors will be covered in full and comprehensively, as will sum, difference and scalar product of vectors.

 Projectile Motion in terms of vectors will be presented, in full with teaching notes and extensive examples.

 While all material in the calculus topic will be covered, particular emphasis will be given to Differential Equations and Slope Fields.

 A full presentation on Bernoulli and Binomial Distributions will be made, along with Normal Approximations and Sample Proportion.

Teachers will finish the course better equipped to teach the course, with assessment ideas, sample test questions and comprehensive electronic resources.



for Secondary Maths teachers with experience in teaching this subject


Teaching Standards

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice:  Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “ Preparing to Teach Year 12 Extension 1 Mathematics-for teachers experienced in this subject” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  6.2.2,   3.4.2,  3.3.2,  2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Via Zoom

This course will run via Zoom.  You will be sent the details of how to join this PD the day before the course runs.


Morris Needleman

Morris Needleman

Morris has previously occupied the position of Head of Mathematics and Mathematics Technology at Reddam House, Kincoppal Rose Bay and The Emanuel School in Sydney. Qualified with an M.A. in pure mathematics and a B. Ed. (maths), Morris has experience teaching in a wide variety of schools and has delivered many professional development courses for mathematics teachers both in Australia and overseas. Morris was recognised in 2006 with an Outstanding National Achievement for Excellence by a Teacher the National Awards for Quality Schooling. Morris has also been designated by Apple as a Distinguished Educator.