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Nelson Senior Maths General 12 for the Australian Curriculum


Year 12
Student Book

The Nelson Senior Maths Year 11 and Year 12 General Mathematics student books focus explicitly on development of content addressing the Australian Curriculum. The chapters are well structured and are broken into lesson-sized sections to best assist the development of student understanding. Simple and clear examples precede each exercise and are matched to relevant questions within the sections.


  • Written by an experienced team of teachers to specifically address the Australian Curriculum – Senior Mathematics
  • Rich investigative development tasks that can be used as assessment
  • Exercises include a graduation of questions which allow for the range of abilities within the classroom
  • Access to the NelsonNet student including a complete suite of additional resources for practice and consolidation of key concepts
  • Access to the NelsonNet teacher website including curriculum grids and teaching programs (available to adopting schools).
  • 1 Data analysis
  • 2 Linear models for numerical data
  • 3 Arithmetic and geometric series
  • Mixed revision for Chapters 1-3
  • 4 Difference equations
  • 5 Undirected graphs
  • 6 Time series analysis
  • Mixed revision for chapters 4-6
  • 7 Loans and investments
  • 8 Compound interest loans and investments
  • 9 Directed graphs and networks
  • Mixed revision for chapters 7-9
  • Answers
  • Glossary
  • Index

About the Author

Natalie Caruso teaches at Loreto Mandeville Hall in Toorak and has been teaching for over 20 years. She has written texts and study guides for VCE mathematics, presents on CAS technology and has been a VCAA examination assessor.

Karen McMullen is the Mathematics Learning Leader at Killester College, Springvale and has been teaching VCE Mathematics for over 10 years. She has a Masters degree in School Leadership (Numeracy) and has written Further Mathematics SACs for MAV.

Sue Garner is assistant Head of Mathematics at Ballarat Grammar, specialising in both Mathematical Methods (CAS) and Specialist Mathematics. She has extensive knowledge of CAS calculator technology, and pioneered the first trial of CAS calculators in Ballarat Grammar in Victoria. She has published extensive material for secondary teachers and students of Maths, has lectured at The University of Ballarat and at The University of Melbourne, and has taught students of all secondary levels of Mathematics in Government, Catholic and Independent schools in Australia and in the UK.

Greg Neal is the Mathematics Learning Area Leader at Ballarat High School and has been teaching for over 30 years. He has written a range of texts for VCE Mathematics, has been a VCAA examination assessor and is extremely proficient with CAS technology.