General Description

The Year 12 Mathematics Advanced Course will provide several obstacles for teachers and students alike. The extended treatment of graphing functions will be made easier with electronic resources that can be use to deliver the new material to students comprehensively and with premade electronic resources. This will be extended to cover Exponential, Logarithmic and Trigonometric Functions.

 A detailed treatment of the calculus of these functions along with applications will inform teachers of what is expected and how to achieve it. The new material on annuities will be covered in detail along with present and future value.

Most important will be a comprehensive coverage of the new Statistical Analysis topic. Included will be Bivariate Data Sets, Correlation Coefficients, Best Fit, Linear Regression and Continuous Random Variables.

 Ideas for investigations will also be presented, along with sample test questions and 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 2 Unit Advanced 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.