Mathematics

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics is more than just the study of numbers. It is a fundamental part of modern society, career and life. From managing your own finances to plotting your trajectory to the stars, maths has the answer! A level of maths understanding is a requirement for every individual to cope with the demands of modern living and problem solving. Whatever your current level of understanding or the standard you wish to acquire, our experienced maths department will launch you in the right direction.

HIGHLIGHTS

PROGRAMS FOR PATHWAYS

Our wide array of maths courses specifically target future pathways and prepare you for life after Year 12.

CHALLENGING COMPETITIONS FOR LIFE SKILLS

Take part in challenging competitions such as Suncorp ESSI Money, building skills in financial management and how to grow wealth.

EXTENSION PROGRAM

Support from the UTAS maths faculty helps you to develop greater skills in the application of essential Algebra.

VISITING EXPERTS FOR PERSONAL GROWTH

Engage with business experts from financial institutions to develop a greater understanding of money management and future planning.

GALLERY

SUCCESS STORIES

JOSHUA STEVENSON

Joshua completed Years 11 and 12, whilst living in Oatlands and catching buses to and from Claremont College each day. As he wasn’t sure what his career path was, Joshua studied  a range of subjects including computing, mathematics, physical sciences, english and graphic design. He says he found all his classes to be fantastic and his teachers were supportive and enthusiastic. Leaving Claremont College he had many new skills and interests, and decided to study mathematics alongside ICT at university.

Joshua’s results attained at Claremont College saw him awarded a  scholarship to study at UTAS. He really enjoyed the university’s maths subjects and received funding for two summer research projects. After graduating he decided to continue research and received a scholarship to complete an honours year in mathematics. Graduating with first-class honours in 2019, Joshua presented his research at the Australian Mathematical Society annual conference. He is currently a PhD candidate, undertaking research in mathematical biology. Studying at Claremont College, gave Joshua the confidence to pursue further study, which he believes contributed to his success at university.

COURSE GUIDE

WORKPLACE MATHS 2

Workplace Maths focuses on enabling learners to use maths effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions in their daily lives. Students undertake a range of class exercises both inside and outside the classroom, taking every opportunity to make the learning hands on.

Workplace Maths 2 – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide

GENERAL MATHEMATICS FOUNDATION 2

General Mathematics Foundation is a course designed for those learners who wish to extend their skills beyond Year 10 level and provides the foundation for further study of mathematics and related subjects. It covers a broad range of topics, including: linear algebra, measurement, data, finance and networks. Students engage in theory and apply to real life scenarios.

General Mathematics Foundation 2 – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide

GENERAL MATHEMATICS 3

This course is for the student who may be looking at further education after year 12, or those that want to consolidate their mathematical understanding to prepare themselves better for skilled employment.

General Mathematics 3 – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide

MATHEMATICS METHOD FOUNDATION 3

Mathematics Methods Foundations 3 builds on skills in algebra, statistics and geometry you have developed in high school. You will explore topics such as calculus, growth and decay, and probability.

Mathematics Method Foundation 3 Year 11 & 12 Course Guide

MATHEMATICS METHODS 4

Mathematics Methods 4 is a Year 12 subject where you can think deeply about mathematics through the study of functions and integral and differential calculus. It is a great preparation for university studies in engineering, mathematics, aviation and the physical sciences.

Mathematics Methods 4 Year 11 & 12 Course Guide

MATHEMATICS
SPECIALISED 4

Mathematics Specialised 4 is a challenging Year 12 only subject which introduces university-level mathematical concepts and lets you pull on the loose threads of mathematics and see what lies beneath.

Mathematics Specialised 4 Year 11 & 12 Course Guide

EXCELLENCE THROUGH EXPERIENCE

DR GREG TIMMS

Greg has been teaching Maths, Science and Computing at Claremont College since 2017.  Prior to this he worked as a scientist and scientific manager for 20 years at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Greg completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Sydney in 1993 and 1997 respectively, and a Master of Teaching degree at the University of Tasmania in 2017. He also hold a Graduate Certificate in Commercialisation from the University of Tasmania.

During Greg’s scientific career he had the privilege of undertaking field work in many locations from the tropics to the Arctic and he was able to work in collaboration with the mining, communications and marine industries. He has authored over 100 scientific publications and his work has received over 500 citations in the scientific literature. He is also a keen amateur astronomer and astrophotographer.

Greg is passionate about sharing his love of science, maths and computing with the next generation and encouraging them to take opportunities that come their way. He is grateful for the chance to work with students at Claremont, finding their creativity and sense of humour inspiring.

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