**LC MATHS**

**Subject Content:**

Project Maths divides the course into five 'strands' of maths which are studied at all levels, in greater depth at higher levels. These are:

**Statisitics and Probability**aims to provide an understanding what probability is and why concepts such as variation and uncertainty are important. Students will also learn how to analyse statistics such as those in newspapers, business reports, and scientific data, so that they can draw meaningful and relevant conclusions.**Geometry and Trigonometry**deals with shapes such as circles and triangles, both on the coordinate plane and otherwise. The skills developed here are useful in areas such as architecture, landscape design, and agriculture, as well as visual design and spatial reasoning.**Number**Learners continue to make meaning of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole

and rational numbers and extend this sense-making to complex numbers.**Algebra**This strand builds on the relations-based approach of junior cycle with its five main objectives:- to make use of letter symbols for numeric quantities
- to emphasise relationship based algebra
- to connect graphical and symbolic representations of

algebraic concepts - to use real life problems as vehicles to motivate the use of algebra and algebraic thinking
- to use appropriate graphing technologies (graphing

calculators, computer software) throughout the strand activities.

**Functions**This strand builds on the learners’ experience in junior cycle where they were formally introduced to the concept of a function as that which involves a set of inputs, a set of possible outputs and a rule that assigns one output to each input. The relationship between functions and algebra is further emphasised and learners continue to connect graphical and symbolic representations of functions.

They are introduced to calculus as the study of how things change and use derivatives to solve various kinds of mathematical and real-world problems. They learn how to go from the derivative of a function back to the function itself and use such methods to solve various geometric problems, such as computation of areas of specified regions.

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