General Description

The new Extension 2 Mathematics Course will challenge teachers in a variety of ways. The new Proofs topic will require students to be able to demonstrate skills in Mathematical Induction, Inequations, and Proof by Contradiction to name a few. We will comprehensively consider the main ideas.

 3D vectors and the equations of vectors will also receive a detailed coverage, including a demonstration of how to use Geogebra to add clarity and insight into both the mathematics and teaching of new this new material.

 While Complex Numbers is the topic with least change, particular emphasis will be made on polar and exponential forms and the relationship between them.

 Calculus in this course relies heavily on integration techniques and these will be treated in depth.

 The Mechanics in Extension 2 will see new ideas introduced. We will look at Simple Harmonic Motion, resisted motion and also at Projectiles in a resisted medium. Teachers will complete the day with anew found confidence to present this challenging material.

 This confidence will be boosted by the provision of sample test questions, assessment ideas and comprehensive electronic resources,


for secondary teachers with experience with 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 2 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.